Author: Lauren Leadingham

Director of Content

“Heard It On The X” is a track featured on ZZ Top’s RAW, to be released on July 22 via Shelter Records/BMG. The live album was recorded at Gruene Hall, “the oldest continually operating and most famous dance hall” in Texas which dates back to 1878.  As part of the band’s album Fandango!, “Heard It On The X” made its debut in 1975 and is an ode to the era of “border blaster” radio – a time when Mexican AM stations held call letters beginning with the letter X just south of the border, broadcasting with unlimited wattage. Stateside stations…

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GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Valerie June has just released her latest track previewing forthcoming Under Cover. The roots music sensation is found on some unlikely covers including Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You,” Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ “Into My Arms,” Gillian Welch’s “Look At Miss Ohio,” and Frank Ocean’s “Godspeed” (out today). Adding her own brand of country soul, as she does, June marries the modern with traditional and places her alluring vocals front and center. https://youtu.be/3MaapF4TKEQ The specially curated cover collection is available digitally and on CD and vinyl August 26 via Fantasy Records. The EP also includes…

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