Fat White Family are back and the first single from their upcoming release, Serf’s Up, has just been dropped. Changing their sound to a Depeche Mode vibe, this will be their debut release for Domino records. The band temporarily dropped their respective side-piece bands The Moonlandigz and Insecure Men to reform Fat White Family. Look for the record on April 19th.
Sub Pop Records is always pretty much assured to throw you a musical curveball with their eclectic stable of wonderful artists, and Orville Peck is no exception. If Country Goth was not a genre before, it is now. The new record, Pony, will hit the shelves on February 22nd.
A new collection of previously unreleased recordings from singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt has been announced. Sky Blue collects early drafts of songs like “Pancho and Lefty” and “Rex’s Blues,” recorded with Bill Hedgepeth in 1973. It also features two songs that have never been heard before—“Sky Blue” and “All I Need”—and covers of songs by Richard Dobson and Tom Paxton.
Sky Blue arrives March 7 (what would have been Van Zandt’s 75th birthday) via TVZ/Fat Possum.
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The legend that is Allen Toussaint makes this one his own on an Austin City Limits Live performance. You can check out his studio version of the Paul Simon tune on his 2016 posthumously released album. American Tunes.
Ex Hex is made up of the power trio of Mary Timony, Betsy Wright, and Laura Harris. The band smashed their way onto the scene in 2014 with the album Rips, an album that garnered much critical acclaim and was on top of many best album of the year lists. Now, in advance of the new record It’s Real that comes out on March 22nd, we are treated to a sign of the marvelous sounds that will soon reach our collective ears.
Yet another of the really cool bands to come out of Nashville. A Rock band with an Americana bent to their vibe, “Radio” is the first single to be released from these guys that just finished touring with Tyler Childers, Margo Price and Nicki Lane. Look for the new record, In Unison, scheduled to be released on February 1.
Jeff Tweedy had a very big year in 2018. He published his auto-biography, released a new record, and is about to embark on a solo tour of America. Catch him if you can!