Here are some of the top new releases for the week of 24/01/2020.
All of this week’s new tracks are also on our New Release Round-up playlist on Spotify, along with every other song we’ve included in this feature during the year so far. And as it’s a new year, it’s also a new playlist! There’s a link to the playlist at the bottom of the page – if you’re a Spotify user, give it a follow so you can keep up to date!
Hot Country Knights w/ Travis Tritt – Pick Her Up
The Knights out-Midland Midland with this slice of 90’s honky tonk gold. Is this Dierks Bentley’s little side project, or will it catch fire and become something much bigger? We’re not sure if even Dierks knows the answer to that one, but for now let’s just enjoy the ride.
Caleb Caudle -Better Hurry Up
A bluesy, atmospheric return from Caleb Caudle. A chain-rattling stomp of a rhythm underpins the repeated chant, “The time is running out so you better hurry up” – in other words, if there’s something you want to do stop waiting around and do it! John Paul White and Elizabeth Cook provide backing vocals. New album, also titled Better Hurry Up, is out on 3rd April.
John Moreland – When My Fever Breaks
John Moreland’s new album LP5 is out next month and the tracks he’s dropped from it so far show his willingness to experiment with his sound while keeping with his ethos. Starting off with a 70’s style analog drum machine loop, it’s a love song to his wife that’s been a long time gestating – they were dating when he began to write the track, 3 years ago! We think it was worth the wait though.
Mo Pitney – Ain’t Bad For A Good Ol’ Boy
Mo’s album Behind This Guitar was released in 2016 (yes, really!) so it’s great to finally have some new music from him. This track features on the soundtrack to the Netflix TV show The Ranch. Pitney’s trademark vocal rings out over a song in praise of the simple things in life.
The Cadillac Three – Dirt Road Nights
A fine example of a “remember when” track from TC3. Jaren Johnston’s vocal is spot on, it’s got a great, slightly naughty groove and knowing way with its lyric. “Do you remember the time when the cops showed up | Poured out our beers and put me in cuffs | Well they kept them on super tight | Till they called your Daddy and he showed | And he never liked me after that | Wanna split, head back down that road”.
Eleven Hundred Springs – Miles Apart
Veterans of the Texas music scene, Eleven Hundred Springs have been around since the 1990’s and have released around a dozen albums. Their latest, Here ‘Tis, is full of songs like this one – a story of a relationship drifting apart. If you like your country with a helping of fiddle, steel guitar and some deep twanging Telecaster, this should be right up your street.
Here’s our New Release Round-up 2020 playlist – enjoy!