SARAH SHOOK and the DISARMERS on BLOODSHOT RECORDS

Grizzled vocals and rock-tinged country feel make the North Carolina-based group one to be reckoned with. After playing regularly in the Chapel Hill, NC area for several years, Sarah Shook formed the Disarmers and eventually released her Bloodshot Records’ debut Sidelong in 2017. It’s a personal, vulnerable, whiskey-soaked album: there’s even a song entitled “Fuck Up.” Her 2018 follow-up Years is sonically sleeker — Shook took classes in vocal technique in preparation for the album — yet it continues with more tired yet fervent and urgent songs of romance, loss, whiskey and outlaw country. 

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