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On the Dial | Lydia Loveless



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Lydia Loveless is no stranger to the Radio Waves Blog. Aside from thinking she's a cool person IRL, I also really like her music. Yes, you could call it "Americana," but I think it would be unfair to put her music in a box like that. Really, she just writes great songs.

Loveless recently announced a new album Boy Crazy and Single​(​s), set to drop October 13th. The album includes 11 songs, including the 5-song EP Boy Crazy and six non-album singles, rarities, and covers. I recommend you preorder that shiz now.

Hanif Abdurraqib—author of the forthcoming essay collection They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us (Nov.)wrote an essay for MTV News on Lydia Loveless exploring not only her music, but place. In particular, Loveless's Midwestern influence. Having returned home to Columbus from a stint in Connecticut, Hanif explains how East Coast bluntness is "the edge of the cliff with nothing below." In talking about Midwestern bluntness, he so poignantly states:

"Loveless operates in a brand of bluntness that serves the Midwestern art of storytelling: Some edges are sharp and some lines are clipped, but there is the promise of an entire experience on the other side."

Check out her video for "Clumps," shot at Lost Weekend Records right here in Columbus, OH.

Posted by Brett Gregory on 04 September, 2017 Hanif Abdurraqib, Lydia Loveless, On the Dial | 0 comments
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