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.
Over the summer, Katie Toupin shared a TikTok covering “Adam’s Song” by blink-182. The band’s co-founder and bassist, Mark Hoppus, shared the video and it got a lot of attention. Katie had so much fun doing it, she decided to start a gofundme and see if she could fund a full album of blink-182 covers. Quickly, she had about a quarter of the project funded.
It’s been nine years since Blue Mountain has played a show. For their 30th anniversary, they’ve reunited for two special performance – one in Oxford and one in Waverly, Alabama for the Fall Boogie at the Standard Deluxe.
The Menzingers have been playing punk rock songs about hanging out and drinking beers with their friends for more than 15 years. Not unlike a lot of punk bands, they’ve always wondered what things would look like when they all grew up. The 2019 release Hello Exile was the closest that has come yet to being realized.
Hickman is at the far western point of Kentucky, on the Mississippi Delta. That’s where S.G. Goodman grew up before settling in Murray after college. She’s proud of her home state, and she has no intentions of leaving it for the bright lights of Nashville. She released her debut album, Old Time Feeling, during the summer of the pandemic. She also just released a cover of “Lungs” by Townes Van Zandt which was recorded in Muscle Shoals at FAME.
Katie Toupin left Houndmouth in April of 2016 and released her solo debut, Magnetic Moves, in 2019. She’s since learned a lot about herself and who she was all along; self-examination that was aided by sobriety, which Toupin has successfully maintained for four years now.