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
“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
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.
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.
This is what Hogan's new album looks like
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
Kelly Hogan + Eddie
NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday” rean an interview with Kelly Hogan and host Scott Simon on June 2. Hogan had a hilarious time talking with Scott about her new album out on Anti- June 5, drinking Cold Duck and the like…
Hogan's shiny new album
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!
Uncut's praise for Hogan, July 2012 issue