Sarah Shook and the Disarmers – Sidelong

  • May 30, 2017

Sarah Shook and the Disarmers’ impressive debut, Sidelong, was first released through CD Baby two years ago. Fast forward to 2017, with Shook signing onto Bloodshot Records, and re-releasing Sidelong as a teaser to widen the band’s audience before their newest LP, Disarmers, comes out in 2018. Sidelong is a raw, shit-kickin’ country punk album that explores themes of drinking, loneliness, hopelessness and hard living. Highlights include: the title-track; the honky tonk swagger on “The Nail”; the gunslinger ballad “No Name”; the homage to a country star on “Dwight Yoakam”; the tongue-and-cheek apology to mom on “Make It Up to Mama”; and the stirring, hard living track “Fuck Up.” Sidelong is the best alt- country/country punk album I’ve heard in a long time and Sidelong leaves me wanting more from Sarah Shook and the Disarmers! – Written by JFelton



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