Grit and Gospel are two elements you rarely hear together. But that what The Ben Miller Band’s “Get Right Church” has in spades.
Austin Lucas has a slippery voice and a cracked heart. “Stay Reckless” (New West), his new album, is teeming with palpable anger and sadness, and sometimes he doesn’t sound as if he can bear it. But this isn’t a reluctant album; it’s made of muscular and well-toned roots-country, the thickness of which is where Mr. Lucas’s background in punk and hardcore bands peek through.
If you’ve been paying attention to the pre-release buzz for local electro-pop duo Yip Deceiver’s debut LP, Medallius, you might be thinking, “Wait a second! Isn’t New West an alt-country label?” And, strictly speaking, you’d be right...
LOS ANGELES, CA, August 22, 2013 – New West Records will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a nearly seven hour showcase at the Americana Music Awards Festival and Conference in Nashville on Friday, September 20 at The Cannery Ballroom from 7pm-2 am.
Howe Gelb has quite the proven track record as a musician, logging three decades of work and a successful career with band Giant Sand to boot. The Coincidentalist, Gelb’s forthcoming New West Records debut, Gelb continues to infuse his lyrics with honesty and meaning.