Exclusive Listen: Zoe Muth's new EP, Old Gold

There's been a lot said about Zoe Muth, both in No Depression and beyond, with reviewers likening her to "Seattle's Emmylou," or an icon of underground country, but you know what's great about Zoe? She totally transcends all the hype. And I should know, I worked with her as a publicist on her first country album, so I wrote some of that hype! But Zoe's exactly the kind of artist that makes all this worthwhile, because you realize that everything we're writing and all the friends we're telling about her, and all the effort we put in as journalists, publicists, and bloggers means that people we don't know are going to pick up her album and think the exact same thing we thought when we first heard it: "Holy shit, these songs are amazing!"

No Depression is proud to present an exclusive first listen to Zoe Muth's brand-new EP, Old Gold. The EP drops nationally on July 24 on Signature Sounds Records and features five covers and one original. The covers draw from eclectic sources like Canadian sister act The McGarrigles, vintage country singer Charlie Feathers (Zoe found his song "I've Been Deceived" via the public library), Dock Boggs (she sings "Country Blues," and totally redefines this old chestnut), and John Prine ("Maureen, Maureen"). But you know what's really amazing about this EP? Her one original, "Walking the Line." It's a song so good that it outshines every other track on the EP. That's how good her songwriting is. So have a listen, and see what you think!

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Tags: Charlie Feather, Dock Boggs, John Prine, Old Gold, Signature Sounds, The McGarrigle, Zoe Muth, Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers, roots country

Comment by Kyla Fairchild on July 19, 2012 at 9:01pm

I saw Zoe at Slack Fest last weekend and she and her band played a fantastic set!!

I hadn't seen her for a few months and they just keep getting better and better.

Comment by Bill Dierolf on July 20, 2012 at 6:47am

Will this come out on CD, or just mp3 download?

Comment by Hearth Music on July 20, 2012 at 9:08am

Bill: It'll be out on CD!

Comment by Tippy Canoe on July 20, 2012 at 11:14am

The songs sound great!  I'm excited to see her in Berkeley at the Starry Plough on August 10th.


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