When it comes to honing in on the perfect sound, Athens, Ga. band New Madrid is keeping it local and taking all the right cues: building a following with their live show and sharing bills with the likes of Futurebirds and Dead Confederate, the band has kept the momentum going by teaming up with David Barbe (Drive-By Truckers) as producer for debut full-length Sunswimmer.
Described as “Bill Hicks, Hunter S. Thompson and Joe Strummer all rolled into one” by Philadelphia Weekly and a “one-man Tarantino flick: loud, vicious, luridly hilarious, gleefully and deeply offensive” by the Village Voice, New West Records is proud to announce it has signed folk-punk provocateur Hamell on Trial.
A video premiere from a band led by girlfriend/boyfriend pair, plus a conversation about style, inspiration, sexism, and Gwen Stefani.
As the lead guitarist/vocalist in revered Southern folk-blues rockers North Mississippi All-Stars, it might comes as a surprise to learn that Luther Dickinson's favorite group growing up was seminal LA hardcore punk band Black Flag. Premiering exclusively on PureVolume today is track from Dickinson's third solo album (Rock 'N Roll Blues) that perfectly encapsulates his youth listening to punk rock coupled with his deep connection to the blues and roots rock — stream "Vandalize" above.