This is a new thing I am trying out. Since I am now contributing to the music side of Creative Loafing’s website I am trying to post a rundown of what’s going on in Americana music and it’s related blogs over there every Friday and since I am posting it there…well, why not post it here. So, without further ado:
- Has anyone else stopped to think about how awesome February 17 is gonna be? That day will see new releases from: Jason Isbell, The Fox Hunt, Deep Dark Woods, William Elliott Whitmore, Alela Diane & the entire Murder City Devil’s discography will be getting issued (re?) on Vinyl.
- It’s been unseasonably cold this week which I’m sure has resulted in another cover or two on your bed. In the spirit of covers the Lucero Message Board put together a compilation of bands doing cover songs. It’s worth checking out for the Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s cover of Danzig’s “Am I Demon” alone. You can download it here.
- Following up on the awesome news of new Drag The River and Jon Snodgrass albums on the horizon Suburban Home has announced that Austin Lucas‘ new album, Somebody To Love, should be coming out sometime in March. They also made the title track available for our listening pleasures:
Austin Lucas – Somebody Loves You
- In Drive-By Truckers news: In a recent article Patterson Hood mentioned that the band has began work on a new, as if yet untitled, album. And in even better news he said “I feel it’s time to make a big, loud, rowdy rock record“. Thank God! I’ve always liked the loud rocking Truckers over the newer kinder Truckers of recent albums. In other DBT news, NME had an article this week about the new Booker T album, Potatoe Head, in which DBT is his backing band. The album, out April 20 (420…get it…), also features Neil Young on guitar. Booker T, Neil Young and The Drive-By Truckers….how could this album not be awesome?