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mr_bunnyfish
Feb 6, 2012


ColonelJohnMatrix posted:

Despite loving blues and some old outlaw country stuff I never really got the whole "alt country/country rock" thing. I recently started a new job somewhere and my boss got me into Drive By Truckers by giving me a few albums (Southern Rock Opera and Dirty South). This is now my new favorite band. I love how they are basically a mix of classic outlaw country with a southern rock flair and the downtuned guitars add a real grittiness to the twang.

I could listen to Mike Cooley play that rickety rear end guitar all day. I haven't been this into a band in forever.

I love these guys a whole bunch. Check out Pizza Deliverance too, it contains one of my favorite Mike Cooley songs titled One Of These Days. I hope by some grace of God that Isbell comes back.

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Mexcillent
Dec 5, 2008


Some Northern New Mexico alt-country bands:

Anthony Leon and the Chain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xmaXshmRCY

The Imperial Rooster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqCcsZHIgP0

HORATIO HORNBLOWER
Sep 21, 2002

no ambition,
no talent,
no chance


I love everything DBT has ever done but Gangstabilly and Pizza Deliverance are far and away my favorite albums. I keep hoping they'll revisit that old sound someday.

Phanatic
Mar 13, 2007

SO MUCH FOR THE TOLERANT LEFT


HORATIO HORNBLOWER posted:

I love everything DBT has ever done

Oh dear lord, they're playing with the Old 97s in March. So gonna be going to that.

Trans Ferdinand
Oct 23, 2005
Take Me Out Of Gear

Count Chocula posted:



This Sunday I'm seeing Hayes Carll, a criminally underrated Texan with some of the cleverest lyrics I've heard in a long time. I was reading one of those stupid Slate year-end roundups and they quoted the best bit:




I played in a band, backing a singer-songwriter, that opened for Hayes Carll at the Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos. Probably the biggest gig I've ever played.

The audience was pretty vomitorious though. Just a sea of middle-aged white people, all dressed alike.

Deakul
Apr 2, 2012

PAM PA RAM

PAM PAM PARAAAAM!


I never seriously listened to country before but I grew up around the sound of it thanks to my dad and I really dig it, especially the sound of Southern girls.

So, I'm looking for recommendations on that front.
I'm hooked on Neko Case thanks to this thread, so far.

But, I'm looking for a more traditional country/americana sound.

violent sex idiot
Mar 24, 2007

O Muhammad, I seek your intercession with my Lord for the return of my eyesight


Maybe try Hurray For The Riff Raff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smu5P06DUlo

Feedbacker
Nov 20, 2004



Deakul posted:

I never seriously listened to country before but I grew up around the sound of it thanks to my dad and I really dig it, especially the sound of Southern girls.

So, I'm looking for recommendations on that front.
I'm hooked on Neko Case thanks to this thread, so far.

But, I'm looking for a more traditional country/americana sound.

Gillian Welch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miIeU_kIljk

rockamiclikeavandal
Jul 2, 2010



Oh poo poo it's Stoney Larue!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QU_fBRLks4

Mike McClure of Reckless Kelly (who you should be listening to) is doing drat good with this new band. This is an acoustic version, which I think lacks the oomph of the regular version, but it's still great.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_x6-8PWXGk

Best country band I've heard of in the last few years
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQrv-cgfnVw

Deakul posted:

I never seriously listened to country before but I grew up around the sound of it thanks to my dad and I really dig it, especially the sound of Southern girls.

So, I'm looking for recommendations on that front.
I'm hooked on Neko Case thanks to this thread, so far.

But, I'm looking for a more traditional country/americana sound.

Definitely check out Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12KarQjxKg4

rockamiclikeavandal fucked around with this message at Feb 19, 2013 around 04:33

Deakul
Apr 2, 2012

PAM PA RAM

PAM PAM PARAAAAM!


Great suggestions, beautiful voices all around.
Keep em coming.

kingturnip
Apr 18, 2008


Motorpsycho did a country album with some local musicians back when they were starting to get big in their native Norway.
Some bits are a bit silly (the whole thing was released as a fake OST) but over all, there's lots of good stuff - mostly country and southern rock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uNUc_vrezo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqMDv68_V0A

Then a few years later they did another one. It's also pretty drat good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-tiLXI1sDg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpiujfJQPKQ

Tricerapowerbottom
Jun 16, 2008

WILL MY PONY RECOGNIZE MY VOICE IN HELL



Seconded, listen to this song. Best off that album.

Other suggestions would be Sera Cahoone, who is consistently good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu4SWhBmc3Q

And One Hundred Dollars, from Canada

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdFusYVXvfQ

The lead singer of OHD does good solo work, as well. Check out "Calm and Collected" on this site, and:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaD_xgig-l0

nm
Jan 28, 2008

"I saw Minos the Space Judge holding a golden sceptre and passing sentence upon the Martians. There he presided, and around him the noble Space Prosecutors sought the firm justice of space law."

Trans Ferdinand posted:

I played in a band, backing a singer-songwriter, that opened for Hayes Carll at the Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos. Probably the biggest gig I've ever played.

The audience was pretty vomitorious though. Just a sea of middle-aged white people, all dressed alike.

What is is with altish country crowds? Outside of San Francisco, they all seem to be older suburban looking people?

Cold Milk Bottle
Nov 19, 2012


Is it still cool to like Will Oldham? Viva Last Blues is still one of my favorite albums of all time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mPn21H3PC4

His stuff as Bonnie 'Prince' Billy doesn't seem to be as highly praised as the old Palace stuff, save for I See A Darkness,
but I still really enjoy it. Here for your entertainment, a song about public sex.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6usq24SlZ8

Oh gently caress yes, The Mountain Goats, definitely my favorite band. My username is actually an old song by them. John Darnielle is hands down the best lyricist in the modern generation of songwriters, and dear loving god his voice is so loving intense, whether he's screaming in your face at a show or singing sweetly and softly through his old Panasonic RX-FT500.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVH19r4XA8Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2NwP64RoG8

a kitten
Aug 5, 2006



Fallen Rib

I've really liked the Kelly Willis album What I Deserve ever since I first heard it back in '98, I should probably poke around and see if I like any of her other work as much.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iBTOZlbqTs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ess0iTBfVE
e: Well huh, George Strait covered this in 2006, I had no idea.



And as a semi aside: Lucinda Williams' Car Wheels on a Gravel Road is one of my all time favorite albums, it's just perfect from beginning to end.

a bad enough dude
Jun 30, 2007

APPARENTLY NOT A BAD ENOUGH DUDE TO STICK TO ONE THING AT A TIME WHETHER ITS PBPS OR A SHITTY BROWSER GAME THAT I BEG MONEY FOR AND RIPPED FROM TROPICO. ALSO I LET RETARDED UKRANIANS THAT CAN'T PROGRAM AND HAVE 2000 HOURS IN GARRY'S MOD RUN MY SHIT.

Trans Ferdinand posted:

I played in a band, backing a singer-songwriter, that opened for Hayes Carll at the Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos. Probably the biggest gig I've ever played.

The audience was pretty vomitorious though. Just a sea of middle-aged white people, all dressed alike.

Huh, when was this? I saw Hayes at Cheatham Street awhile ago, maybe I saw ya playing. When I went it was primarily students in the crowd though, and he was playing with John Evans and this dude:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7ojzG9fRfc

Anyways, here's some old Austin stuff that I'm amazed hasn't been mentioned in this thread yet. I'm sure everyone here's heard of Townes, but if not:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF_3w_gXing

and Blaze:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZwrpUbcXpM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRLc2O1xtYk

drunken angel by by lucinda williams is about blaze, he was shot and killed

and Kinky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlBuoBV-Sa0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-wAlp7PDYM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61IfTP53z8Y

and todd snider

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmcJWPYcr1I

a bad enough dude fucked around with this message at Mar 14, 2013 around 12:36

J. Walter Weatherman
Nov 9, 2011


I have always enjoyed old crow medicine show, and the newest album didn't disappoint. I wish more people listened to songs other than Wagon Wheel.

One of my person favorites, Highway Halo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBrx0heRem8

And one from the new album (Carry Me Back), Ways of Men
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZVln1ocZxQ

BeastOfExmoor
Aug 19, 2003
"Mr. Phillips found old Johnny Cash when he was high, high before he ever took those pills, and he's still too proud to die.."

Jason Molina died.

kingturnip
Apr 18, 2008


I came across Dead Soldiers on Bandcamp recently and liked their album enough to buy it.
Their own tags read: country gothic-americana alt-country americana bluegrass roots Memphis which I guess is a fair enough description, although I really like their use of electric guitars to beef the sound up at times.

Chinston Wurchill
Jun 27, 2010

It's not that kind of test.

BeastOfExmoor posted:

Jason Molina died.

I'm really loving bummed about this. He was only 39. I kicked in some money for his rehab fund last year and was hoping he'd get better.

Well, at least his music is suitably morose for mourning.

Xguard86
Nov 22, 2004

"You don't understand his pain. Everywhere he goes he sees women working, wearing pants, speaking in gatherings, voting. Surely they will burn in the white hot flames of Hell"

hot drat, great thread! I got pretty into country music at college but none of my friends these days are big country fans so I've kind of lost touch with new stuff. I've added a bunch of stuff to my buy list, excited to change like every CD in my car haha.

PS: Everyone says they don't like country, except Johnny Cash, then you play some of the bands/people from this thread and suddenly they're window shopping for boots on the internet. Its really too bad these acts don't get more attention just because the "county" label turns people off right away.

pixelbaron
Mar 18, 2009

~ Notice me, Shempai! ~


The Transatlantic Sessions own. A bunch of folk and country artists from North America, Ireland, Scotland, and England get together in some scenic area and jam while they film it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwvf9d5WBCU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5X4Q6jFtHg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHcYiOsO3a4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb8AVVlAltk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W7QM8X2EdE

Phanatic
Mar 13, 2007

SO MUCH FOR THE TOLERANT LEFT


How have I never heard of these guys before? I just saw Richard Shindell at the Tin Angel and he covered this tune and ripped my loving heart out with it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0Ezpsc2ERU

trem_two
Oct 22, 2002



Chinston Wurchill posted:

I'm really loving bummed about this. He was only 39. I kicked in some money for his rehab fund last year and was hoping he'd get better.

Yeah, me too on being loving bummed and also sending him some money last year. Sad tale, but it seemed inevitable based on what information was coming out about his condition over the past year or two.


Todd Snider is a legend. For anybody interested in getting into him, East Nashville Skyline and The Devil You Know are both masterpieces and would be the places to start in my opinion. I'm more partial to the East Nashville Skyline and afterwards era, but his entire catalog is worth exploring if you like what you hear. He's a great storyteller with his lyrics, and lets his smart-rear end sense of humor come through without veering close to novelty songs, which is what a lot of classic country from the 50s to the 70s was like too.

Carbon Thief
Oct 11, 2009


kingturnip posted:

I came across Dead Soldiers on Bandcamp recently and liked their album enough to buy it.
Their own tags read: country gothic-americana alt-country americana bluegrass roots Memphis which I guess is a fair enough description, although I really like their use of electric guitars to beef the sound up at times.

These guys are fantastic! Thanks for sharing them.

If anyone's a fan of Slim Cessna's Auto Club, they're about to release a new retrospective album/their first live DVD, called SCAC 102: An Introduction For Young And Old Europe. They're awesome live, so I'm hoping the DVD shows that off.

Horizontal Tree
Dec 31, 2009


Might be a bit bluegrassy for this thread, but Trout Steak Revival is a great little group from Denver that I'm quickly falling in love with.
http://www.troutsteak.com

El Miguel
Oct 30, 2003


I would like to recommend Javi Garcia and the Cold, Cold Ground, from New Braunfels, TX. The first record, A Southern Horror sounds like
whiskey, knives, too many cigarettes and homemade drugs at sunset. That is a very accurate description, I promise you. Kind of like... a post-punk Ray Wylie Hubbard? Either way, he's brilliant, and I can't wait for his next record.

This might be more "Texas Music" than "country music," but I figure it shares enough of the same DNA.

http://www.thecoldcoldground.com/site/

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

It's just so good!


I saw Mark Lanegan open forNick Cave a few weeks back, and since then I've really gotten into him.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lthYaPW465M
Dude's voice is rad.

a bad enough dude
Jun 30, 2007

APPARENTLY NOT A BAD ENOUGH DUDE TO STICK TO ONE THING AT A TIME WHETHER ITS PBPS OR A SHITTY BROWSER GAME THAT I BEG MONEY FOR AND RIPPED FROM TROPICO. ALSO I LET RETARDED UKRANIANS THAT CAN'T PROGRAM AND HAVE 2000 HOURS IN GARRY'S MOD RUN MY SHIT.

trem_two posted:

Todd Snider is a legend. For anybody interested in getting into him, East Nashville Skyline and The Devil You Know are both masterpieces and would be the places to start in my opinion. I'm more partial to the East Nashville Skyline and afterwards era, but his entire catalog is worth exploring if you like what you hear. He's a great storyteller with his lyrics, and lets his smart-rear end sense of humor come through without veering close to novelty songs, which is what a lot of classic country from the 50s to the 70s was like too.

Yeah he's fantastic and totally worth seeing live. He's straight up hilarious and manages to put that into his songs while, like you said, avoiding novelty. I chose a somewhat goofy example, here are some others.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E-a88n8LCU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZWmbWrMwqo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLJJgehxfzs

and I'll just tack this on since a great song and Snider does a good cover which I unfortunately can't find on 'tube. And this thread needs some Jerry Jeff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZDBXm11WXY

Also here's a VERY young Steve Earle from the documentary Heartworn Highway, a good decade before he actually sold records. Guy Clark is also there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHE1dM4hYCw

a bad enough dude fucked around with this message at Mar 20, 2013 around 15:05

tirinal
Feb 5, 2007


Horizontal Tree posted:

Might be a bit bluegrassy for this thread, but Trout Steak Revival is a great little group from Denver that I'm quickly falling in love with.
http://www.troutsteak.com

Thanks so much for this.

Horizontal Tree
Dec 31, 2009


You're very welcome. Its nice to give something back to the thread since I've found some good stuff here, and I'm pretty picky.

a bad enough dude
Jun 30, 2007

APPARENTLY NOT A BAD ENOUGH DUDE TO STICK TO ONE THING AT A TIME WHETHER ITS PBPS OR A SHITTY BROWSER GAME THAT I BEG MONEY FOR AND RIPPED FROM TROPICO. ALSO I LET RETARDED UKRANIANS THAT CAN'T PROGRAM AND HAVE 2000 HOURS IN GARRY'S MOD RUN MY SHIT.

RIP George

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY-epx63Dd8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTFXRIY6-fE

a bad enough dude fucked around with this message at Apr 27, 2013 around 00:43

HORATIO HORNBLOWER
Sep 21, 2002

no ambition,
no talent,
no chance


George Jones passed away today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VExw77xJsBQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Onfce-UNmmE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCC-c7B5-Aw


You know, this old world is full of singers
But just a few are chosen
To tear your heart out when they sing
Imagine life without them
All your radio heroes
Like the outlaw that walks
Through Jesse's dream

No there will never be another
Red-headed Stranger
A Man in Black or Folsom Prison Blues
The Okie from Muskogee
Or Hello Darling
Lord I wonder who's
Gonna fill their shoes?


He's singin' duets with Tammy again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wNe7nwvU0A

KICK BAMA KICK
Mar 2, 2009

Schools are exactly designed to keep dudes from becoming kings.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr4CHFXXM-Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYdPAjGYdmo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrCqNMb1S7Y
To paraphrase, there is no such thing as an anti-drinking country song.

Letting the Possum live longer than most of us will is proof that God exists and is pretty dope.

Mr Wind Up Bird
Jan 23, 2004

i'm a goddamn coward
but then again so are you


Deakul posted:

I never seriously listened to country before but I grew up around the sound of it thanks to my dad and I really dig it, especially the sound of Southern girls.

So, I'm looking for recommendations on that front.
I'm hooked on Neko Case thanks to this thread, so far.

But, I'm looking for a more traditional country/americana sound.
Southern girls, huh? Have you heard any First Aid Kit? I posted about them earlier in this very thread actually but I cannot recommend them enough.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC57z-oDPLs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gekHV9DIjHc

They're actually from Sweden

robotox
Nov 8, 2008

Mechanized
Organism
Designed
Only for
Killing


Hey, guys. Thanks for this thread; found a bunch of great stuff I hadn't heard of. Here are a handful of contributions:

"Burn.Flicker.Die." by American Aquarium
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biz1ljy2Wdw

"Virginia" by Whiskey Myers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mog-LGR1-w

Diamonds & Gasoline (Album) by Turnpike Troubadours
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jCw5XG6RIg

"Shoulder to Cry on" by Glossary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2MBtWBkDZ0

"Bruised Ribs" by Joey Kneiser
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3r0X-4N64E

"Man Alive" by Austin Lucas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY6eN0j60a0

Bonzo
Mar 11, 2004



Fun Shoe

Sheesham and Lotus - I saw these guys last year at a festival and they are incredible. A mix of folk, ragtime, blues, and bluegrass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3at_zddByl8

KICK BAMA KICK
Mar 2, 2009

Schools are exactly designed to keep dudes from becoming kings.


The other day I found myself in a car playing the local country station. I heard Darius loving Rucker covering "Wagon Wheel".

I wanted to jump off a goddamn bridge.

Bonzo
Mar 11, 2004



Fun Shoe

A Violence Gang posted:

The other day I found myself in a car playing the local country station. I heard Darius loving Rucker covering "Wagon Wheel".

I wanted to jump off a goddamn bridge.

Well that explains why our receptionist was humming it the other day.

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Oxford Comma
Jun 26, 2011
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Oxford Comma: OK! (gets a a pit/catahoula mix)


Anyone have some suggestions for something like Hank William III that's actually good? I find his outlaw, twangy stuff alright but he tries way, way too hard.

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