It's been just over two years since the release of Lydia Loveless's beloved punk-infused country (or is it country-infused punk?) album Indestructible Machine, which yielded unanimous critical acclaim ("A remarkable debut…the strength of a blazing voice, a fully formed persona, and bluntly crafted songwriting" - SPIN, 8/10 stars) and launched her into a wildly successful international touring career. On November 5th, 2013, Lydia will release her first set of new music since.
Building up to the release of her forthcoming, highly anticipated full-length album in 2014, Boy Crazy is a five-song EP that marks the re-opening of Lydia's creative floodgates. The result is a collection of sun-washed, rebel-powered pop songs presenting a conversation about judgment and loss of innocence, as one transitions from good old American naivete to you-should-know-better "wisdom." These five songs see Lydia and her band roping in their signature twangy, pedal-steel-laden rock beat-em-ups and tying them tightly with the crisp Southern air of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' Damn the Torpedoes and the snarling-but-sweet delivery of Juliana Hatfield's heyday. It's a summer set that arrives a little tardy this year, just in time to prolong those long, buzz-chasing July days when you hang out where you know you aren't supposed to. This time, you just don't care about getting caught.