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Showing posts with label Lydia Loveless. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lydia Loveless. Show all posts

Friday, February 21, 2014

Bloodshot Records artist: Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else - New Release Review

I just received the newest release (February 18, 2014), Somewhere Else, from Lydia Loveless. This new release is quite pleasing with a pop country style but more meat than you would expect from the genre. Opening with Really Wanna See You, an uptempo rocker, Loveless has a sweet "Stevie Nicks" like voice and the band is quite tight. Wine Lips, a slower but mid tempo track has strong radio potential waith just a pinch of country in the guitar riffs setting it apart. Chris Isaak is a real nice track and showcases Loveless' vocal style quite well. With just a tinge of retro styling this is one of the best tracks on the release. To Love Somebody has light airy feel sound and a clear hook. Another track that could easily garner strong airplay. Hurts So Bad has a Philly soul with pop country style but with distinctive Loveless touches making it one of the most memorable tracks on the release. Head has a British sound but style keeping with contemporary pop country feeling another very cool track. Verlaine Shot Rimbaud is a quiet acoustic ballad with edge. Picking up texture and emotion as it grows, this is another track which could easily hit the charts. Somewhere Else opens with a soft pedal steel part just dabbing at country styling but remaining in the pop arena. Loveless really has an attractive voice and is likely to attract many regular listeners with this kind of outing. Everything's Gone takes one more step into the country with a more introspective ballad. Not masking it's intentions, I think this is one of the stronger compositions on the release. They Don't Know, a track made popular in the US by Tracey Ullman keeps it's basic pop outline but with just a twist of country and Loveless' seductive vocal timbre. This release really doesn't venture far into the blues arena but it is an enjoyable release.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Look out! because Bloodshot artists Scott H. Biram and Lydia Loveless are touring together in 2012. FREE DOWNLOADS

The aptly titled Bad Machine Tour follows the release of outstanding new albums in Biram’s Bad Ingredients and Loveless’ Indestructible Machine and brings together two genre-defining voices, as well as Bloodshot Records label mates.

The perfect bluesman for the 21st century, Biram filters classic American roots music through metal, hardcore and plenty of whiskey, resulting in a sound as unique as it is awesome. – Metromix, on Scott

She conveys toughness, tenderness and humor with off-handed conviction… these are songs that signal a major new voice blowing into the country-punk dives and honky-tonks. Chicago Tribune, on Lydia

The Bad Machine Tour begins in Dallas, TX on January 26 and circles around the Southeastern US before looping back to Houston, Texas (venue to be announced) two weeks later. Full tour dates and ticket links are below.

Bad Machine 2012 Tour
Hot Springs National Park
Fort Lauderdale
New Orleans
Lake Charles

In celebration of the tour announcement, Scott and Lydia are offering a new FREE MP3s from their respective albums. Both are linked below, feel free to download/share/repost the tracks at will.

*Lydia Loveless “Learn To Say No” (from Indestructible Machine) – DOWNLOAD MP3 HERE

*Scott H. Biram “I Want My Mojo Back” (from Bad Ingredients) – DOWNLOAD MP3 HERE

Or both together via Soundcloud:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Indestructible Machine [out 9/13] - LYDIA LOVELESS

On September 13th – the recently signed 21 year-old singer/guitarist Lydia Loveless will be releasing her Bloodshot debut Indestructible Machine

"All of 20, she's got the songwriting soul of someone twice her age and a voice to die for. Her appearance at the recent SXSW made us full-on believers." —Boudin Barndance

Blessed with a blast-it-to-the-back-of-the-room voice, the 21-year-old native of Columbus, OH combines country classicism with punk rock candor—sometimes within the same song.

Lydia grew up on a farm in Coshocton OH, a small weird town with nothing to do but make music. So she did, starting off by playing bass in her sister's band at age 14.

She cites Hank Sr, Hank III, Richard Hell, Charles Bukowski, Loretta Lynn, Britney Spears and Lydia's musically inclined family as her big inspirations. Yes, you read that right. Bukowski AND Spears.

Lydia Loveless09.09.11 COFort Collins

Aggie Theater

with Roger Clyne

Lydia Loveless09.10.11 NELincoln

Bourbon Theater

with Roger Clyne

Lydia Loveless09.11.11 NEOmaha

The Waiting Room

with Roger Clyne

Lydia Loveless09.13.11 SDSioux Falls

The 18th Amendment

with Roger Clyne

Lydia Loveless09.14.11 IAWaterloo

Spicoli's Grill

with Roger Clyne

Lydia Loveless09.21.11 OHAthens

The Union

with Those Darlins

Lydia Loveless09.21.11 OHAthens

The Union

with Those Darlins

Lydia Loveless09.22.11 OHCincinnati

MidPoint Music Festival

Know Theater 2nd Stage 11:45

with Jessica Lea Mayfield

FREE IN STORE PERFORMANCE at Shake It Records at 6pm

Lydia Loveless09.23.11 TNNashville

Soundland Fest

Station Inn

with Justin Townes Earle, Jason Isbell, Caitlin Rose, Those Darlins

Lydia Loveless09.28.11 MIDetroit

PJ's Lager House

Lydia Loveless09.29.11 OHCleveland

Beachland Tavern

Lydia Loveless09.30.11 OHColumbus

Rumba Cafe


Lydia Loveless10.01.11 OHToledo

Village Idiot

FREE IN STORE PERFORMANCE at Culture Clash at 3:30 pm

Lydia Loveless10.04.11 NYBrooklyn

Rock Shop

Lydia Loveless10.06.11 MACambridge

TT the Bears

Lydia Loveless10.07.11 PAPhiladelphia

M Room

Lydia Loveless10.08.11 WVCharleston

Empty Glass

with The Switchmen

Lydia Loveless10.11.11 NCWinston Salem

The Garage

Lydia Loveless10.12.11 NCCharlotte

The Evening Muse

Lydia Loveless10.13.11 GAAtlanta

Smith's Olde Bar

Lydia Loveless10.15.11 TNKnoxville

Jig and Reel