By Neph Basedow Mon., May 26 2014 at 6:00 AM
Lydia Loveless is animalistic. She’s fickle and she’s wild. Sometimes, the Ohio-bred farm girl is charming and almost vulnerable — but that “purr” is almost always closely trailed by a razor-sharp hiss.
Her contradictions don’t end there; Loveless’ powerhouse voice and lyrical insight also defy her tender age.
“When people first see me,” Loveless says, during a recent phone call, “they often say, ‘I was expecting an old, tall woman!’ But I’m 5 feet tall and 23 years old,” she corrects. “I guess we all have our visions of people.”
Seeing Loveless in-concert quickly debunks any “old” misconception; onstage, she has the uninhibited energy that only a 23-year-old could have.
Read more of this interview at: The HoustonPress.com
by Rev. Dan Jackson Published May 2014
illustration by Brent Houzenga
With three separate releases—Boy Crazy (EP), Somewhere Else (LP), and the single “Mile High” b/w “Blind”—all jammed into the last six months, Lydia Loveless has been everywhere at once. She was kind enough to chat with me about nervous breakdowns, maturing as an artist, and the importance of your neighborhood record store.
The first thing I want to ask is: do you ever get tired of dragging around your enormous set of shiny brass testicles?
[Laughing] Oh, I don’t know. I’m pretty proud of them! I like to show them off.
Nothing wrong with that. Record Store Day was just the other day and you released an original single,“Mile High,” with a cover of Ke$ha’s “Blind” on the other side. The cover seems to be getting more attention than the original tune.
We kind of expected that, actually.
But the thing that catches me about it is that when you sing “Blind,” you make it sound like you wrote it yourself.
I mean, obviously it’s a very produced pop song, so I wanted to just take it and despoil it for what it is: just a pretty, sad song.
Read more of this interview at: Creepin’ and Reekin With Lydia Loveless – Antigravity Magazine
I wanted to direct your attention to our merch section and check out some new t-shirts we have up. One I am particularly excited about is the one based on my song “Wine Lips”. My friend Shane Sweeney (bass player from the band Two Cow Garage/talented songwriter/T-SHIRT DESIGNER?!) did this one. About a year ago he started this thing called “Morning Songs”, where he draws a picture of whatever song’s stuck in his head that morning. It’s perdy awesome, check it out
It’s finally warm and sunny (for the next five minutes) in grey old Columbus, Ohio, but I’m binging on Joy Division and writing depressing poetry. I’ve quit smoking, so I have nothing to rely on in my time of need except my guitar, my piano, and a thrift store copy of Valley of the Dolls. Have I turned back into a teenager? Find out in our next episode!
In seriousness, I am getting pretty stoked about our upcoming tour with the Old 97′s. Check the tour schedule and see if we’ll be near you! If not, just be patient and I’ll come see you sometime this year…