Shovels & Rope's O' Be Joyful (Deluxe Edition) is out today! The Deluxe Edition of their acclaimed album features 3 newly recorded versions of older live favorites, plus the "Birmingham" music video. Grab it from iTunes,Amazon MP3, or any other digital retailer. The Deluxe Edition release follows a massively successful appearance by the band at Hangout Festival this past weekend, garnering love from CMT, Paste, Spin,Southern Living and many more.
Guy Clark's first new studio album in four years, My Favorite Picture of You, will be released July 23rd on Dualtone Records. Head toAmerican Songwriterfor more details and to hear Guy performing the title track in his workshop.
It's hard not to be swept up in the spirit watching Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent perform, switching off on guitars, harmonicas, a keyboard and makeshift drum set with tambourine attached. They've been compared to Johnny Cash and June Carter, although the vocal mix often recalls Exene Cervenka and John Doe of the punk band X. READ THE FULL STORY HERE
Shovels & Rope have announced a summer US tour w/ Dawes, starting June 4th in New Orleans. Full list of tour dates can be found on their artist page. And on April 2nd, Third Man Records will release a Shovels and Rope 7" featuring 2 cover songs - Bruce Springsteen's "Johnny 99" and Tom Waits' "Bad As Me." TMR head honcho Jack White produced the recordings himself. Read more and hear "Johnny 99" at Rolling Stone.com