Archive for the Country Category
Contains the LP, 3x SACDs (the original album in an authentic Japanese vinyl replica sleeve plus two more discs of session mixes), exclusive 7”, comprehensive Blu-Ray disc which includes HD versions of all tracks, 5.1 surround mix of the album, the original 1974 vinyl master and an exclusive documentary, a […]
Vinyl reissue of the 2011 album from Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Originally released in 2011. Remixed and remastered in 2019. The third album from ex-Drive by Trucker Jason Isbell and his second with the 400 unit, the writing and recording of Here We Rest followed a period of recuperation in his […]
Vinyl reissue of the 2009 album from Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Originally released in 2009. Remixed and remastered in 2019. Reissue remixed by Dave Cobb and remastered by Pete Lyman. Much like Arthur Alexander, Eddie Hinton and Spooner Oldham, Isbell mixes a soulful vocal style with songs that are […]
“The Best of Townes Van Zandt is a unique collection of songs from the career of Texas singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt.” 180 gram vinyl, gatefold sleeve.
Behold……the River of Earthly Torments, the Cavern of Hypocrites and the Lake of Fools. This Hell-Bound collection of weathered Nashville legends and battered backwoods-poets features tales of Sinful Lusts, Barroom Executions, Gospel Redemptions and Problematic Parenting. Often originally waxed on marginal labels and distributed in minuscule amounts, these Troubled Troubadours […]
Various Artists “The World Is A Monster: Lonesome, Blue And Jump Jivin’ Hillbillies From The Columbia Vault (1950-1958)” (Iron Mountain Analogue Research)
From the people who brought you Hillbillies In Hell… Out of the ashes of World War II, post-war Corporate U.S.A would sully its hands with anything in search of a buck. Even Hillbilly music… Here, reissued for the first time, are 18 of the grimiest, most delicious slabs of Hillbilly […]
Sturgill Simpson has announced the release of “Sound & Fury,” his much-anticipated new album and accompanying Netflix anime film. Produced by Simpson, “SOUND & FURY,” the album, was recorde primarily at the McGuire Motor Inn in Waterford, Michigan, with his bandmates Bobby Emmett, Chuck Bartels, Miles Miller, who all serve […]
For every successful hit act that cracked the charts in the early 50s to mid 60s, there were thousands of obscure artists exhibiting genuine country numbers free from mainstream oversight. Strut My Stuff rounds up such enigmas as the hectic hillbilly bopper “You’ve Been Honky Tonkin’,” the shotgun-wedding scenario of […]
The previously unissued soundtrack to the 1964 western noir, You’re Not From Around Here, discovered after 55 years in the Wayne Louis Moody archive. A hobo’s bindle full of twangy tremolo, reverb-drenched revenge, and existential echo. Songs of alienation, paranoia, dark alleys, betrayal, prison, prostitution, trains, gun play, feminine betrayal, […]
Propelled by his 1956 Lee Hazlewood-produced hit “The Fool,” Sanford Clark was already a rockabilly legend in his own right by the time he swapped his hair gel and switchblade for a pair of cowboy boots on They Call Me Country. Recorded between 1965-67 and originally released as a series […]
For the first time on vinyl, Acony Records proudly presents Dave Rawlings Machine’s folk roots tour de force Nashville Obsolete. Recorded on analog tape at Woodland Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, DRM’s much lauded second album features seven classic David Rawlings and Gillian Welch compositions including the perennial “The Weekend”, all newly […]
Steve Earle was nineteen and had just hitchhiked from San Antonio to Nashville in 1974. Back then if you wanted to be where the years later, Steve would be playing bass guitar in Guy’s band and flying high on what would become an indelible friendship of like-minded musicians who bonded […]
Combining the lulling ambiance of shoegaze with the iconic melodies and vocal prowess of classic American country music, outlaw cowboy, Orville Peck croons about love and loss from the badlands of North America. The resulting sound is entirely his own. He takes the listener down desert highways, through a world […]
Crash Coffin’s eponymous album was originally released privately in 1974 on the MUS-I-COL label. It is very rare and sought after by early ’70s US psychedelic collectors worldwide. Not unjustly so, since it contains one of the best psychedelic songs ever recorded (God Loves the Loser) and a couple of […]
WalkThroughFire, the debut album from Yola, establishes her as the queen of country soul from the first note. The Dan Auerbach-produced album is a contemporary twist on a traditional sonic tapestry of orchestral strings, fiddle, steel, and shimmering tremolo guitars.
…ON A GEMINI SPACESHIP’ – This album collects all three incredible singles (released on Mercury Records in 1968 and 1969) by The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, the farthest-out of outsider musicians, along with four other tracks he laid down at the same sessions. All selections were recorded in 1968 at T-Bone […]
Here’s how it went down: Jim Ford, a musically minded country boy from rural Kentucky heads to the Golden State with dreams of making it. Making the scene in Los Angeles, he befriends and writes songs for such artists as Bobby Womack(“Harry Hippie”), Aretha Franklin, P.J. Proby, The Temptations, and even appears on Sly & the Family […]
180g Vinyl. Download card included. Live From The Ryman was primarily recorded during the group’s six sold out nights at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium in 2017. The double album features 13 live versions of songs from their last three critically acclaimed, award-winning studio albums – Southeastern (2013), Something More Than Free (2015), The Nashville Sound (2017).
A lost slice of country rock from the early years of the genre – served up here by a young JD Souther and Glenn Frey! The set’s got a groove that’s a lot more raw than the Eagles or Poco – maybe more tied to the world of the Flying […]
On September 21st, ATO is proud to release the “lost” album by Adam’s House Cat titled Town Burned Down. Formed in 1985 by Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, Adam’s House Cat appeared primed for success in the Our Band Could Be Your Life / pre-Nirvana-era of indie-rock. The tracks have […]
Various Artists “Birth/Work/Death: Work, Money and Status in Country Music (1950-1970)” (Iron Mountain Analogue Research)
18 timeless tales of clanging Hammers and pounding Shovels – from wry, dry working-stiff diatribes to bare-chested exclamations – Birth / Work / Death maps the human work experience from anger to joy, poverty to riches. From the muck-crusted mines to late-night jukeboxes – backwoods outsiders and Nashville icons alike […]
This smokey catalog of Nashville icons and hayseed misfits births ‘Hillbillies In Hell: Volume 777’ – a subterranean collection of deathly Nephilim, swampy graves, teenaged suicidal ideation, tormented Gospel tales, grisly mountain murders, craven lustmords, Apocalyptic visions and problematic parenting. Often originally waxed on microscopic labels and distributed in minuscule […]
Soul journey is the 4th album to come from the gifted singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist gillian welch.soul journey offers stark but powerful stories about restless wanderers, trains, highways and death.the music is bare intensity that conveys an almost unbearable beauty.
Shannon Shaw, the captivating vocalist, bassist, and founder of Shannon and the Clams, strikes out on her own for her first solo album, Shannon in Nashville. Produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach at his Nashville studio, Easy Eye Sound, the album features a cast of revered old-school session musicians […]