New album, US release! - June 11, 2012
Rachel's 4th full-length album, "Makin' Our House A Honkytonk," officially releases in the US on June 19, 2012. Stay tuned for purchase info, incoming reviews and radio play.
"Makin' Our House A Honkytonk" (aka Rachel Harrington & The Knock Outs) released in Europe earlier this year and has gotten stellar reviews. Here's a sample:
Maverick Magazine ~ 5/5 stars. "As country as country gets"
Fatea Records ~ "Loretta Lynn? Move over and make way for your natural successor to take centre stage."
Lonesome Highway ~ "Powerhouse lead vocals ... her delivery is spot on making this a must have for lovers of that classic country sound, a sound that is fresh, alive and beating. One that could scare Country Radio right out of it's trainers."
Q Magazine ~ "Harrington makes Neko Case sound like Olivia Newton John"
Country Music People Magazine ~ 4 stars: "A real cracker of an album!"
American Roots Uk ~ 4 stars: "It would be nice to think that it is albums such as this that Gram Parsons was referring to when putting down ‘country rock,’ instead preferring the more coverall term ‘Cosmic American Music.’ If that’s the case he would have loved this superb recording!"
Blabber n' Smoke ~ "diving straight in at the deep end ... Harrington has made a raunchy country album that one could imagine the likes of Loretta Lynn might produce if she were 50 years younger."
The Irish Times ~ 4 stars: "Remember that nice Rachel Harrington and her quiet, contemplative country music from the Oregon hills? Well, you should hear her now that she’s fallen in with the honkytonk crowd. What a mouth!"
Mad Mackerel ~ "an album of pure, unbridled honky-tonk Country music. Sure there are some echoes of garage rock, some soul leanings and a smattering of Phil Spector-ish doo-wop, but at its heart this is pure Country and all the better for it."
Pennyblack Music ~ "the boot-stompin' world of backwoods country, like Merle did it back before the big Nashville names sanded off all the edges."
Electric Ghost ~ "1960's pre-countrypolitan Nashville ... the closest thing you'll hear to a new Loretta Lynn album since Loretta was a 29 year old grandmother"
Whisperin and Hollerin ~ "live, sassy and colourful. High-octane, Burritos-style garage-roots"