The Far West – Bitter Drunk & Cold

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Katie: “There are few more purely country song titles than The Far West’s “Bitter Drunk & Cold,” and the video– which appears to take place on a television set in the ’60s or ’70s– really plays that up. The outfits are awesome, the set is great– but more than that, you get to see an awesome band playing an awesome song. The more I listen to The Far West, the more I like them.”


Alejandro Escovedo – It’s A Sin


Plowboy Records recently released You Don’t Know Me, an Eddy Arnold tribute album featuring appearances from artists like Frank Black, Bobby Bare, Jr. and Alejandro Escovedo. Produced by Cheetah Chrome, the album celebrates Arnold’s 70-year career.

“Eddy Arnold was always a household favorite,” said Escovedo. “My father was a lover of crooners and great voices. My mother loved him, too. He was one of those guys playing in our house all the time, along with Sinatra and Nat King Cole. We heard his voice a lot.”

Escovedo chose to record the track “It’s A Sin.”

“‘Its A Sin’ is one of my favorite songs, not only of Eddy’s, but of all time,” said Escovedo. “So we jumped at the chance to record this one.”

Motel Mirror – Meet Me On The Corner


There’s something strange yet familiar about Motel Mirrors — like an old photograph of a place you think you know, but don’t quite remember having visited.
The casual chemistry between Amy LaVere and John Paul Keith makes it seem like this happens all the time—boy meets girl, boy plays girl some songs, boy and girl form band. “It’s not that we really decided to have a band,” Keith tells it. “It’s just that by the time we got done having coffee she’d decided we were a band and was already booking shows for us. By the time I got home, we were exchanging ideas for band names.”