Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New Country Rock Discovery: Lydia Loveless - Indestructible Machine

The emphasis is on the "country" and the "indestructible", I think. She's got a huge voice and a ton of talent, and fits squarely in the tradition of great female country rock vocalists like Neko Case and Maria McKee... I don't normally spend a lot of time with lyrics, but holy hell, check this out:

cos my daddy was a preacher but he was a junkie, too /
i grew up on whiskey and God so i’m a little bit confused /
i didn’t know it was so easy to let this world get its hooks into you

And here's an acoustic in-store of her performing "More Like Them", the song that caught my ear on a KEXP Song of the Day podcast:

Folks, she's 21. And the best part, she's hooked up with the great alt country label Bloodshot Records. You can download an MP3 for "Can't Change Me" and check it out for yourself.

Lydia Loveless at Bloodshot Records

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