It is arguable that Two Cow Garage made a more significant contribution to alt.country than most of the peers the day they came up with their utterly inspired name. They weren't content with that, though, and their 2007 album is an stirring collection of songs, staggering from the punkish furies of "Youngstown, The City Of" to the knelling, desolate balladry of "Girl of My Dreams." The sound, dominated by the hoarse drawl of Micah Schnabel, seizes its animating spirit from the more raucous moments of Creedence Clearwater Revival, draws heavily upon Slobberbone as a contemporary peer, and in its more subtle moments recalls some of the more fragile moments of Wilco. This is a great record, by a fantastically unreconstructed group.
By Joshua Gould on 04.22.11 in Reviews
The Playing Favorites play radio-ready modern-rock/emo from Los Angeles reminiscent of Superdrag and their power-pop brethren, cheery songs tinted with anguished lyrics and vocals that break through the veneer sheen. The...
By Amelia Raitt on 02.24.09 in Reviews
The Colorado country outfit Drag the River aren't about to hide their twang — it shines bright on their latest record, Bad at Breaking Up. The album showcases songs about bad nights and better days, offering fa...
By Robert Ham on 02.25.15 in Features
From Shania Twain to Patrick Wolf, these musicians couldn't leave well enough alone and rerecorded their work.
By Jewly Hight on 02.23.15 in Features
"I take the country songs, because they're the only ones left now with any real meaning, and I redo them more R