Kelly Hogan‘s third solo album, the recently released I Like To Keep Myself In Pain (Anti-), has been receiving raves. From Spin (8/10) to Rolling Stone (3 1/2 stars) to both NPR Music’s to NPR’s Sound Opinions best albums of 2012 (so far), critics are championing Kelly’s album. Click the highlights to read.
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
Stream Kelly Hogan’s upcoming album, I Like To Keep Myself In Pain, in its entirety at NPR’s “First Listen”. “Pain” will be released worldwide on June 5.
Rave reviews are coming in for Kelly Hogan‘s new album, I Like To Keep Myself In Pain. Four stars in the Chicago Tribune and 8 (out of 10) in the UK monthly Uncut. Check ’em out!
Show your “I HAVE VOTED” sticker at any of the eight Wisconsin locations of the Exclusive Company store on June 5th (Wisconsin’s election day AND Hogan’s release date!), and get an autographed copy of Kelly Hogan’s new CD I Like To Keep Myself In Pain at a special low price! It’s the American way! Share with your Sconnie pals!
Download “Plant White Roses,” the Hogan’s latest single!
Written by Stephin Merritt and sung with all the soul she could muster at RollingStone.com. Mini-interview too!