First of all, dissociate your brain from any preconceived notion about what this band should sound like given the funky cartoon band sounding name of the group. You would be wrong. These guys are cool. The vibe is sort of The Replacements mixed with Elvis Costello, pretty cool actually.
He latest record, Plays Well With Others, is a subtle and often brilliant effort. As the album title would indicate the record includes collaborations with John Paul White, Rodney Crowell, Shovels & Rope, Nicole Atkins, and more. This is a grower of a record in the best of senses.
The latest from the Retro Glam band The Struts. Everything about this song is cool!
The Roots Rock group The Devil Makes Three has another record coming out on August 24th, The Chains Are Broken.
If you have a chance, make sure you catch Marty Stuart touring with Chris Hillman and Roger McGuinn of the Byrds playing the iconic album Sweetheart of the Rodeo from front to back. This song is from last Years highly excellent record, Way Out West.
Earlier in the year we had a new record from John Prine. Now, coming in October, we will be treated to yet another sure to be first class album from John Prine, The Eclipse Sessions.