Friday, January 27, 2017

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers - "Keep the Home Fires Burnin'"

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Country punk is kind of a thing right now, combining the twang of country with the attitude of punk. But no one is quite doing the country punk (or alt country, or outlaw country) thing quite like Sarah Shook & The Disarmers.

"Keep the Home Fires Burnin'" is definitely not mainstream country. There's far too much old school twang without it being old timey. The obvious comparison would be their label mate Lydia Loveless, but while Loveless has more of a punk attitude, Shook has this odd 90s indie rock sensibility. Think Guided By Voices going country. For quite possibly the first time, "Keep the Home Fires Burnin'" has guitars that both twang and fuzz. 

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers' first record for Bloodshot Records, Sidelong, will be out on April 28. You can listen to "Keep the Home Fires Burnin'" below. To pre-order Sidelong, go to Bloodshot Records. For more on Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, check out their website.

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