Remember when the Americana scene was full of ex-punks who’d brought a kick-ass sensibility to a moribund music? Well, Sarah Shook has the right credentials – her inspirations are the Pistols, Elliott Smith and Hank Williams. ‘New Ways to Fail’ is the second single off her band’s second album ‘Years’ and it blends in pedal steel with rumbling guitar and a “get lost, and do it now” vocal. The lyrics might be Hank Williams rhyming clever – but they’re also unashamedly direct and to the point. But enough chat – Hit It !