Get Paid is the first full-length album released by Nashville punk-rock band Hans Condor since 2010, though versions of it have been sitting on the shelf for quite some time. There were a few splits, but not a full-length.
It didn’t seem like the band would get back to the music, but the pandemic gave them all a reason to pick up their instruments again. Now, they have a new lineup, and they already have a followup for Get Paid ready to go. I talked to frontman Charles Castor about how all of that unfolded.
A lot happened in 2021 for Rob Aldridge & the Proponents. During the recording of their new record, bassist Stone Anderson suddenly passed away. Anderson was a longtime collaborator and friend of Aldridge’s, and the sudden loss was difficult. But Aldridge focused his energy into ensuring that the record that Anderson had finished recording with the band would be released, and now, that effort will be rewarded. The first single is out tomorrow, and the full album arrives in January.
Garrison Starr’s major label debut is now 24 years old. The veteran songwriter from Hernando, Mississippi was nearly ready to give it up, but along came 2021’s Girl I Used to Be, a record years in the making that helped her become more comfortable with sharing her own story.
Paula Cole released her 11th album over the pandemic, a collection of cover versions titled American Quilt. Now the Grammy-winner is readying the followup, a collection of originals that she hints will be “autobiographical.” A few of the new tracks are already recorded, including a collaboration with Alabama’s own Jason Isbell and John Paul White.