Posts Tagged ‘Lydia Loveless’

best of the weekHere are our selections from the week’s new releases. Tracks from UK indie royalty such as Jamie T, Slaves, and TOY, some brilliant Dylan-esque protest folk from Kyle Craft, three very different covers from Sam Beam & Jesca HoopSt. Vincent, and Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan, jerky, infectious punk rock from Sex Stains, and more raw country from Lydia Loveless.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  1. Jamie T – Power Over Men
  2. TOY– Fast Silver
  3. Slaves – Spit It Out
  4. Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan – Where Eagles Dare  (Misfits cover)
  5. Kyle Craft – Before The Wall
  6. St. Vincent – Something On Your Mind  (Karen Dalton cover)
  7. Sex Stains – Land Of La LA
  8. Lydia Loveless – Same To You
  9. Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop – Love Is A Stranger  (Eurythmics cover)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

best of the weekA bumper week for new tunes, many with an Americana flavour,  including songs from The Head & The Heart, Lydia Loveless, Frankie Lee, The Low Anthem and Band Of Horses. We have a tasty REM cover from The Districts as well, and the return of Beck and of Montreal amongst twelve new tracks for you to delve into.

Enjoy!

  1. Band Of Horses – Whatever, Wherever
  2. The Head & The Heart – All We Ever Knew
  3. The Low Anthem – Ozzie
  4. Of Montreal – It’s Different For Girls
  5. Lydia Loveless – Longer
  6. Beck – Wow
  7. The Districts – Nightswimming (REM cover)
  8. Frankie Lee – High And Dry
  9. Heaters – Garden Eater
  10. The Veils – Axolotl
  11. Rafi Bookstaber – We Can Find A Way
  12. Wymond Miles – Divided In Two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lydia Loveless Covers Prince

 

Bloodshot Records are carrying on their annual Record Store Day tradition with a split release from two of their brightest stars, Lydia Loveless and Cory Branan, respectively paying tribute to The Purple One himself. On purple vinyl, of course.

Side A sees Lydia Loveless and her band taking I Would Die 4 U, The Revolution’s 1984 Purple Rain standout, to a whole new stratosphere with vocals of more desperation than devotion while the band uses the opportunity to desecrate the synthesized, layered original with twin lead guitars eventually contorting to chaos.

Side B is Cory Branan coming out with the title track from Prince’s (shit) directorial debut Under the Cherry Moon. The track channels the bedroom R&B of the source material into a dingy Manhattan jazz lounge interpretation, sung with the fervor of Tom Waits doing The Phantom of the Opera.

Stream the A side below and look out for the release on 18th April.

1. Sharon Van Etten – Your Love Is Killing Me
2. Parquet Courts – Instant Disassembly
3. Peter Matthew Bauer – Philadelphia Raga
4. Big Search – Role Reversal
5. Lydia Loveless – Mile High

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New Album From Lydia Loveless

On February 18, Lydia Loveless will release her new album Somewhere Else on Bloodshot Records. The new release will be her fourth overall and follows this year’s limited-release EP Boy Crazy and her 2011 breakout Indestructible Machine.

The new album finds her writing from a new-found place of conviction, crafting 10 songs that are stark in their honesty, self-examination, and openness without ditching the ribald, spit-in-your-eye attitude of her previous recordings. Creatively speaking, if Indestructible Machine was an all-night bender, Somewhere Else is the forlorn twilight of the next day, when that creeping nostalgia has you looking back for someone, something, or just… anything.

The first taste is To Love Somebody – have a listen below. Pre-order the album from Bloodshot here.

Bad Machine Tour. Scott H. Biram and Lydia Loveless are touring together in early 2012. The aptly titled Bad Machine Tour follows the release of outstanding new albums in Biram’s Bad Ingredients and Loveless’ Indestructible Machine and brings together the two Bloodshot Records label mates.

The tour begins in Dallas, TX on January 26 and circles around the Southeastern US before looping back to Houston, Texas (venue to be announced) two weeks later. Full tour dates and ticket links are here.

In celebration of the tour announcement, each are offering a new free mp3 from their respective albums.

Download Scott H. Biram – I Want My Mojo Back mp3 (from Bad Ingredients)

Download Lydia Loveless – Learn To Say No mp3 (from Indestructible Machine)

Introducing…Lydia Loveless

Posted: August 18, 2011 in Country, Folk, Indie, Music, Rock
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On September 13th, the 21 year-old singer/guitarist Lydia Loveless will be releasing her Bloodshot debut, Indestructible Machine.

Lydia grew up on a farm in Coshocton OH, a small weird town with nothing to do but make music. So she did, starting off by playing bass in her sister’s band at age 14.

She cites Hank Sr, Hank III, Richard Hell, Charles Bukowski, Loretta Lynn, Britney Spears and Lydia’s musically inclined family as her big inspirations. The results are an album that combines country classicism with punk rock candor – sometimes within the same song. Take a listen to the bristling attitude and tense stubbornness of Can’t Change Me – in fact, be it whiskey, men, god or alienation, Lydia takes them all on; they may kick, but she kicks back and, even though she stands 5′ tall, when the barstools start flying, you will probably want her on your side.

Download Lydia Loveless – Can’t Change Me mp3 (from Indestructible Machine)