Thursday, April 13, 2017

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers - "The Nail"

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"The Nail" is the song for people who say they love real country. It's a rollicking, rambling song about a terrible relationship filled with lots of arguing and drinking that you know is going to end, you just don't know who will end it first. But it's fun and exciting, so you stick with it for now. As with all good country, "The Nail" is fun sounding but lyrically it's depressing as can be. Plus, it fits right into the standard definition of outlaw country since it's probably a little too rocking for country and a little too country for rock. Plus, Sarah Shook's voice, while it does have a great twang to it, is a little too rough for country and would probably fit in better with an indie rock band. But, for those of us raised on indie rock who slowly grew to accept and love country in adulthood, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers couldn't be more perfect.

You can listen to "The Nail" below, along with the previously released "Keep the Home Fires Burnin.'" Sarah Shook & The Nails' debut album, Sidelong, is due out April 28 on Bloodshot Records. You can pre-order it here. For more on Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, check out their website.

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