Waco Brothers “Resist!” (Bloodshot Records, 2020)

Cash meets Clash! The Waco Brothers, a mash up of Jon Langford’s punk sensibilities and cowpunk twang, are probably the only band still around who merit the term “Insurgent Country,” a trademark on which Bloodshot Records built their reputation. ‘Resist!’ is an excellent compilation drawn from their  20 plus years with the label with many of the songs being released on vinyl for the first time. The collection focuses on their songs about resistance and protest and one presumes it was compiled as a response to current US politics but, closing as it does with ‘Bad Times are Coming ‘Round Again’, it’s weirdly prescient. Continue reading “Waco Brothers “Resist!” (Bloodshot Records, 2020)”

Jon Langford announces new album

Jon Langford has announced details of his new record which comes out on September 22nd on the Bloodshot label.  The record was recorded on November 8th, the day after the 2016 election where the Welsh-bred, Chicago-based musician and a crew of “merry-makers and alchemists” filed into the NuttHouse studio, a one-story former bank building in Sheffield, Alabama and recorded it over the course of 4 days.  The album is described as “pure Americana, not just because of where it was recorded or who played on what track, but because it is beyond the news of the day. Continue reading “Jon Langford announces new album”