Tuesday, January 28, 2014

CD Review: New Music From Singers Scott H. Biram and Lydia Loveless

Bloodshot Records is releasing a double dose of singer/songwriters with the latest albums from Scott H. Biram and Lydia Loveless. February 4th is the expected date for Scott's fifth release from Bloodshot Records entitled "Nothin' But Blood." The album has Biram all over the map with the laid-back acoustic strumming of "Slow & Easy" to the plugged in electric rant of "Alcohol Blues." He finds his way into your heart with the meaningful "Never Comin' Home," before ripping it apart with the punk-like rawness of "Only Whiskey." The album carries that quick, one-take feel of the recording without any overdubs, similar to Johnny Cash's "American Recordings" album. He finishes up with the heavy metal howling of "Church Point Girls," the fuzz-filled "Around The Bend" and a dirty gospel cover of "John The Revelator."

Scott H. Biram will be hitting the road at the beginning of February with a string of dates along the west coast. To find out more about his new album "Nothin' But Blood," please visit www.bloodshotrecords.com/artist/scott-h-biram.

The second album is from the country rocker Lydia Loveless entitled "Somewhere Else" and will be hitting stores on February 18th. She has a distinct purpose on this release by being open and honest with herself and her music as in the opening track "Really Wanna See You." She pays homage to a fellow recording artist with the song "Chris Isaak," then hits that classic rock sound with her strong vocal delivery on "To Love Somebody." Her voice feels timeless with the Carole King sound-alike of "Hurts So Bad" and portraying Stevie Nicks on "Somewhere Else." The album closes with the uptempo country sway of "They Don't Know."

Lydia Loveless will be heading out on a two-month tour, beginning at the end of the month. To find out more about her new album "Somewhere Else," please visit www.bloodshotrecords.com/artist/lydia-loveless.

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