In “I Swear,” the opening track of Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside’s Dirty Radio, Ford sings of today’s music: “What is this robot-sounding bullshit?/ They just don’t care anymore.” Obviously, you won’t find any AutoTune or drum machines on Ford’s debut. Instead, her fiery alto carries the record, which blurs lines between jazz, blues, folk and rock. It’s old-timey and also timeless — neither the music nor the lyrics have many indicators that this wasn’t recorded several decades ago.
By Wondering Sound Staff on 09.23.14 in News
Since her last album, last year's Untamed Beast, Sallie Ford has traded her band the Sound Outside for a new trio of women who recorded the forthcoming LP Slap Back. In this live session the band performs "Dive In," a nu...
By Wondering Sound Staff on 07.29.11 in Lists
Every year, a mountain of records is unleashed on an unsuspecting public. And while many move to "Instant Favorite" status, it's inevitable that even more will fall through the cracks. With five months left in 2011, now...
By Jewly Hight on 08.29.14 in Features
How he overcame drugs, his father's death and disorder during his journey back from darkness.
By Beverly Bryan on 08.26.14 in Reviews
Wearing your heart on your sleeve isn't in style for today's garage rockers, unless your heart is full of generalized animosity and weird vibes like Gentleman Jesse or Acid Baby Jesus. So the Wytches' willingness to flou...