Hogan joined the staff at NPR’s “Tiny Desk” for a stripped-down “lunchtime talent show” performance of a few songs from I Like To Keep Myself In Pain. Joined by guitarist Jim Elkington, bassist Casey McDonough and drummer Joe Camarillo, Hogan’s sings alternate versions of “Haunted” by Jon Langford (Mekons), Plant White Roses by Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields) and her album’s title track, written especially for her by longtime friend Robyn Hitchcock. Enjoy it here.
I Like To Keep Myself In Pain, Kelly Hogan‘s first solo album in over a decade, is being released today, courtesy of Anti- Records, (home to Neko Case, Wilco, Tom Waits, Mavis Staples, Betty Lavette, Nick Cave, among other big talents). We’re excited for you to hear this collection of country-soul songs written by Hogan (“Golden” for and about bestie Neko Case) and her friends Andrew Bird, Jack Pendarvis, Catherine Irwin, Robyn Hitchcock (who wrote the title track!), the Handsome Family, M. Ward, John Wesley Harding, Jon Langford, Robbie Fulks, and the late, great Vic Chestnutt. Buy it anywhere, including iTunes or Amazon.
Hogan recorded live versions of some songs from her upcoming release I Like To Keep Myself In Pain for Sirius/XM’s The Loft. There’s plenty of time this week to listen in!
Monday, June 4 @ Noon ET
Wednesday, June 6 @ 2PM ET
Friday, June 8 @ 11PM ET
Saturday, June 9 @ Noon ET
Sunday, June 10 @ Midnight ET