Pistol Annies, The Mavs, Cash out with new sounds
Friday, November 2, 2018
– Pistol Annies are back. The trio of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angeleena Presley are out with "Interstate Gospel," their third release. Penned by the Pistol Annies, the 14-track album showcases the group's harmonies and vocal interplay."Got My Name Changed Back" is the first single. They have released two albums, 2011's Gold-certified "Hell on Heels," which produced the Platinum single "Hell On Heels" and 2013's "Annie Up."
Veteran band The Mavericks are out with its first holiday disc, "Hey! Merry Christmas!" They live up to their name by offering an album mainly of originals with rockabilly, Latino, folk, swing, blues and Cuban jazz sounds. The new album also includes The Mavericks' renditions a couple of favorites, "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" and "Happy Holiday."
Rosanne Cash releases her first album in five years, "She Remembers Everything." The disc was recorded in Portland, Ore. and New York City with Tucker Martine (The Decemberists) and her guitarist/husband John Leventhal respectively. Cash wrote or co-wrote all 10 songs and features contributions from Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists and Sam Phillips plus three extra tracks that appear on the deluxe edition of the record.
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For those who thought "Hell on Heels" was a one-off side project for Miranda Lambert (along with sidekicks Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe), think again. The Annies, aka "Lonestar Annie" (Lambert), "Hippie Annie" (Monroe), and "Holler Annie" (Presley), are no novelty act. Instead, they tackle material that you just are unlikely to hear on mainstream country radio both in subject matter and sonics.
Like the debut, this one also makes it quite clear that ...
One might think that given the presence of Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies are some sort of unworthy side, vanity project for Lambert in between discs. They also would be most wrong because this is not just Lambert and a few sidekicks.
Nope. This is a full-fledged, hardcore country trio album (Ashley Monroe and Angeleena Presley are Lambert's partners in crime) and an excellent one at that. The disc takes no prisoners to say the least, making that clear from the get go ...