Various Artists – New West Records, New West SXSW eMusic Sampler 2006

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
The New West ethic: a little bit country, a little bit rock & roll.

This cross-section of tracks from the New West roster is a good showcase for the label's strengths. A new track from Drive-By Truckers finds them adding a dark edge to their gritty sound, an eMusic exclusive from Old 97s shows off the group's country roots and Tim Easton's "Next To You" is gentle and stirring as a spring breeze. All in all, a great entryway to the fine music New West has to offer.