Thursday, January 23, 2020

Pokey LaFarge - "Fuck Me Up"

Photo via Facebook
Pokey LaFarge has been our go to guy for old timey Americana, and we've been smitten with his take on blues, swing, folk, and country for years. After fourteen years as a solo artist, we know what we're getting.

Until we don't. He recently moved to Los Angeles, and that prompted a huge change in sound. "Fuck Me Up" still sounds like Pokey LaFarge. I don't think his voice is ever not going to sound like old timey blues and country. But this new song has a new feel to it. It's not a modern sounding song by any stretch, but it's certainly not old fashioned. Plus, while still having LaFarge's trademark sense of fun and joy, this song is decidedly darker than anything we've heard from him before. "Fuck Me Up" is a great and unexpected song. We can't wait to hear more.

You can watch the video for "Fuck Me Up" below. (And, seriously, watch it. It's great!) Rock Bottom Rhapsody, the upcoming album from Pokey LaFarge, will be out April 10 on New West Records. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on Pokey LaFarge, check out his website. Current tour dates (including a Prescott Park Arts Festival date!) are below the video.

April 24 - Rotterdam, NL - Maasilo
April 25 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
April 26 - Berlin, DE - Roadrunners Paradise
April 29 - Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie
April 30 - Antwerp, BE - De Roma
May 1 - Lessines, BE - Roots & Roses Festival
May 2 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
May 8 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle
May 9 - Mt. Airy, NC - The Earle
May 10 - Charleston, WV - NPR's Mountain Stage
May 13 - Lexington, KY - The Burl
May 15 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
May 16 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
May 17 - Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley (Lightning 100)
June 2 - Maquoqueta, IA - Codfish Hollow
June 3 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line
June 4 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
June 5 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme
June 6 - Indianapolis, IN - HiFi
June 9 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
June 10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Thunderbird Cafe
June 11 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
June 12 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage
June 13 - Jersey City, NJ - White Eagle
June 16 - Fairfield, CT - The Warehouse
June 17 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
June 18 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
June 19 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Ballroom
June 20 - Albany, NY - The Egg
June 23 - Rockport, MA - Shalin Liu
June 24 - Portsmouth, NH - Prescott Park Arts Festival
June 26 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
June 27 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern


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