Hogan Takes Huff Post To School

Earlier this month, Kelly Hogan and her band, James Elkington (on guitar), Casey McDonough (on bass) and Joseph Camarillo (on music stand) gave Jon Chattman of A-Sides at the Huffington Post a lesson in Music Badassness 101. Click to watch a performance of the album’s title cut, “I Like To Keep Myself In Pain” or an interview with Hogan herself.

“Twelve of the 13 tracks on the album were written by ridiculously talented musicians and songwriters (she penned the song “Golden”). Robyn Hitchcock wrote the title track, and she performed it on A-Sides last month. Filmed at the Music Conservatory, watch her and her band teach us all a lesson in badassness.” Huffington Post


8/10 in UK’s Uncut

“The real standouts are ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’, in which M Ward puts her inside the head of Frank Sinatra and the Jack Pendarvis-Andrew Bird collaboration ‘We Can’t Have Nice Things’ which places Hogan’s honeysuckle voice at the intersection of country, soul and ‘60s pop, where this gifted song interpreter resides ”

Uncut, July 2012

Uncut, July 2012

NPR’s Tiny Desk With Hogan

Kelly Hogan by Neko Case

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” Out Now!

This is what Hogan's new album looks like

I Like To Keep Myself In PainKelly 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 BirdJack PendarvisCatherine IrwinRobyn Hitchcock (who wrote the title track!), the Handsome Family, M. WardJohn Wesley HardingJon LangfordRobbie Fulks, and the late, great Vic Chestnutt. Buy it anywhere, including iTunes or Amazon.