Understated but as strong as iron, it’s made, sung and played with respect, toughness and a tangible, resonating love. Toronto’s Bria has covered Waylon’s eternal “Dreaming My Dreams With You”, it sounds incredible, and it’s taken from the forthcoming Cuntry Covers Vol. 1 EP. Out from September 24th, you can pre-order vinyl, CD, cassette and digital editions of it both from Bandcamp and Sub Pop right now.
Harrowing and honest, “Spirits, Angels, Or Lies” rushes with a vital, ancient and humane understanding. It’s the lyrical lead track from Riddy Arman’s self-titled debut LP, one she releases through La Honda Records on September 10th. You can order a pink-vinyl version of it from Vinyl Cup and the CD from her webstore. Via Brooklyn Vegan.
A scorching homage to the early days of Sun Records, “Maybe Instead of No” sizzles with a ragged vintage-Country electricity. It’s taken from Time Stands Still, the just-released new LP from Stockholm’s Mikaela Finne. You can buy the digital version of it from Bandcamp, while the vinyl can be found here.
On Shannon McNally’s forthcoming album The Waylon Sessions she re-envisions thirteen of the the Outlaw Country icon’s classics, and you can hear her rough-and-tumble, alluringly-confident and raw version of “Black Rose” above. The LP is released by Compass Records on May 28th, and you can pre-order digital, vinyl and CD versions of it from their webstore now.
Urgent and aching, the soaring new single arrives with a powerful new video directed by Kimberly Stuckwisch. Margo Price’s That’s How Rumors Get Started LP is available on deluxe-vinyl, standard-vinyl, CD and digital editions along with more of her music from her Bandcamp page. If you are having problems with your mental health or with substance abuse, you can contact SAMHSA at 1-800-662-4357 or The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.