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Is there a better line that sums up this year than this? “Everytime I read the news/oh, it’s clear we’re all screwed.” So sings Ramey on “Up to No Good.” It’s just one of the winners on this exhilarating set from the Nashville singer/songwriter. Her voice is as tart as her lyrics: She sings, “He found Jesus in prison/he’s got the t-shirt to prove it” on “Keep Hope Alive.”
The rollicking set recalls everyone from Tammy Wynette to Exene Cervenka and Wanda Jackson. There are no sacred cows in Ramey’s world, including Trump, whom she eviscerates (but never names) on tremolo-laden “King of the Ashes.”
Born in Georgia but raised partially in northeast Alabama, Ramey chronicled the South’s darker corners on her previous album, Snake Handler, nodding to Southern gothic literature along the way (“I like the darkness and the weirdness of being Southern,” she says). That approach remains on Shallow Graves, but there’s also an air of levity on songs like the punk-tinged “Up to No Good” and “Debutante Ball,” in which she unpacks some of the South’s entrenched class issues and privilege by recalling a surreal experience at a high-society event in Montgomery.
In the mood for some ’80s nostalgia? Le Fomo has got you covered with their brightly colored animated new video for “Tiny Anchor.”
““Sugar Home” is an honest and vulnerable song about making mistakes and finding peace and redemption into forgiving ourselves and taking a leap of faith,” Millanta says of the poignant ballad.
“Belly Bounce” duplicates the track’s message, while the video recontextualizes the ensemble clip for the era of quarantine. Released at the beginning of July, the track—along with its encompassing How It Is EP, dropping today—has all the attributes of an on-repeat summer obsession.
Nashville singer-songwriter India Ramey conjures up the apocalyptic dread of the Trump era in “King of the Ashes,” from her upcoming album Shallow Graves. Over ominous minor chords and rumbling baritone guitar, Ramey describes a serpent-tongued wolf in sheep’s clothing who “preys on the fearful and the weak.” But instead of hopelessness, she’s calling for action, to speak up and rise up: “‘Cause hate is gasoline and silence is the matches.”
Popular Music’s cover is even more haunting and bare-bones than the breathtaking original, and Zac’s voice remains as unmistakable as ever.
The video for “King of Ashes” reflects our social distanced spring, with Ramey singing out as if from an underground pirate radio station, getting out the message to friends, family and fans who had each sent in clips of them listening and responding to the renegade broadcast. Finally, it’s artfully strung together as an urgent black and white call to action that has much more life than any Zoom connection. It ends with a booming guitar outro with a link to voter registration.
The original song credits FIVE MEN with the songwriting. Unbelievable, because it’s literally two chords and lyrics that rhyme ‘gun’ with ‘one.’ That’s nice though because I think even when you skip intro they still get a cut. It’s like when you win the lottery with your work friends.