An interesting story up on Consequence of Sound this morning where they mull over the various Ryan Adams going on at the moment. As they note, “Ryan Adams dropped two new songs over the last few weeks, both related to Colorado media outlets. The first was a tribute to radio station 105.5 The Colorado Sound, while the second was penned in exchange for a weather forecasting gig for news channel Denver 7. Adams is apparently still very much in the giving spirit, as today he took to Twitter to tease the release of more than four different projects, including 17 all-new songs as well as his long-lost Blackhole album. Continue reading “New Ryan Adams stuff on the way, possibly lots of it”
This is rather endearing. Paste report this morning: “Rather than crafting new heartbreak ballads or covering hit Taylor Swift albums, Ryan Adams has lately turned his musical genius towards the muse that is the independent media of Colorado. Last week, Adams shared a new song dedicated to regional radio station “105.5 The Colorado Sound,” and on Tuesday he highlighted Colorado media yet again, this time penning a song for Westword, an alternative newspaper based in Denver. You can listen to the track, which is encrypted only in Westword’s published love letter to the song, right here. The newspaper’s write-up also breaks down almost every lyric in the song, unpacking the local and regional nuggets left behind by Adams. Continue reading “Ryan Adams gives shout out to Colarado media (again)”
If you can bear to sit through any of a finale of the Voice then this four minutes will at least prove that our Transatlantic partners get a much better deal than us. This week, Ryan Adams joined finalist and fellow North Carolinan Britton Buchanan to perform his ‘To Be Without You’ taken off his 2017 album ‘The Prisoner.’ Buchanan actually cites Whiskeytown as one of his influences – sadly he came second which in the world of americana feels just about noble and right.
Daniel Meade is many things but never dull. He’s been around in one form or another it seems forever, so prolific and varied is his work. Generally, that work would consist of rootsy music set to country beats but he has been known to deviate. It’s fair to say that’s the case with his latest release and this time he’s foregone that western flavour in favour of a more ballsy approach. Continue reading “Daniel Meade “When Was The Last Last Time” (Button Up Records, 2018)”
Ryan Adams has a shot of V-Day love for the world this year with the release of a special Valentine’s Day single today. ‘Baby I Love You’ is exactly what it sounds like: a song to someone’s baby (colloquial as opposed to small child, although it might work either way) who they love—a unique twist on Ryan Adams’ classic recipe, with key ingredient “sad” replaced by “happy.” Head over to the Pax Am website for more info.
In a rare moment of chat towards the end of this show, Ryan Adams took a swipe at a previous live review where he was accused of being self-indulgent. “Man” he proclaims, “That’s like eating a dessert and then complaining that it’s sweet.” He does have a point. Although perhaps Ryan Adams’ stage presence is often closer to shoegaze indie than fist punching stadium, tonight he plays for over two hours straight through and picks from a set list that spans his entire songbook. What more he could or should do, he’d be excused for thinking. Continue reading “Ryan Adams + Karen Elson, 02 Academy, Bournemouth, 19th September 2017”
Although happen you won’t see many of the other names on AUK anytime soon. Also, Cyndi Lauper’s Christmas Conga must rank in the top 100 worst songs ever recorded. Stereogum reports: “Earlier this year, Tegan And Sara announced that they would be releasing a The Con covers album in honor of its 10th anniversary. Today, they’ve released the list of who is covering what and it’s pretty wild! Ryan Adams, Hayley Williams, CHVRCHES, Bleachers, Shura, Shamir, Mykki Blanco, Cyndi Lauper, and more are all contributing, plus there’s a team-up between Grimes and Hana called Trashique. Continue reading “Ryan Adams contributes to new covers album”
Stereogum are reporting today that while he’s not busy ripping into the Strokes on Twitter (tweets which have since been deleted – repent at leisure) he’s been playing shows including one in Minnesota on Sunday night in which he played “On My Life” live for the first time, the track having originally appeared as a b-side to his single “Blue Light” from 2015. You can see the performance below, along with the audio of that single. Ryan Adams arrives in the UK on 17th of this month to play the Green Man festival. Continue reading “Ryan Adams plays “On My Life” live for first time”
This will cheer you up over your cornflakes. Stereogum reports: “Did Ryan Adams just get around to reading Meet Me In The Bathroom? There’s a moment in the book, Lizzy Goodman’s great oral history of the early-’00s New York rock scene, where we learn that the Strokes got together to hold a meeting banning Ryan Adams, once a friend of the band, from hanging out with any of them anymore. The problem, it seems, was that the members of the band, Julian Casablancas in particular, thought Adams was a bad influence on Albert Hammond, Jr., who was starting to have serious problems with addiction. Continue reading “Ryan Adams wages Trump-style Twitter war on the Strokes”
Morning americanees or whatever the collective of an americana consumer is. NME reports: “Ryan Adams recently released new box set “Prisoner: End of the World” and it features 17 previously unreleased B-sides. Fans needn’t buy the boxset to hear these B-sides, as they appear to have surfaced online. Track titles include ‘What If We’re Wrong’, ‘Are You Home?’, ‘It Will Never Be The Same’ and ‘Hanging on to Hope’ hinting that many of the songs were inspired by Adams’ split with his ex-wife Mandy Moore. The boxset also features 12 7-inch records and 2D action figures of Adams and his bandmates. You can steam the B-sides below. Continue reading “Ryan Adams releases b-sides collection”