This release is not exactly new but the accolades are pouring in and it’s the best thing I’ve heard in a minute so here goes. Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers are based in Seattle but you won’t hear any grunge in their take on traditional country. Most of the songs are on the slower side with weepy pedal steel; it’s on these songs that Zoe succeeds in melding singers/writers like Lucinda Williams, John Prine and Emmylou Harris into her own unique style. The recording of her debut album puts her voice front and center. Like all good old country the sound of the record emanates a soft warm glow like that old comfortable sweater you get out each November.
“You Only Believe Me When I’m Lying” is a nice twist on the jealous boyfriend and cheating girlfriend song genre. Buy the record here through Signature Sounds Signature Discoveries series.