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Watch Lydia Loveless’ Powerful ‘Verlaine Shot Rimbaud’ Session Video

Cowpunk queen behind 'Somewhere Else' debuts clip from Wilcox Sessions

Somewhere Else isn’t Lydia Loveless’ first album, but it’s a major breakthrough for the country-punk heroine from Columbus, Ohio, and the kind of release that sticks around long past its due date. Thankfully though, Loveless and her band are on the move, touring that stunner of a 10-song set across the U.S. deep into August. There are dates below, but first you’ll want to watch the “Verlaine Shot Rimbaud” video above, recorded live as part of Myspace’s ongoing Wilcox Sessions series which has in the past tapped Bleached, the Growlers, Junip, and Moby to name a few.

The Dick Thompson-directed clip is fittingly too-the-point, finding Loveless likening her love life to the tumultuous affair of two French symbolists: “Well Verlaine shot Rimbaud ’cause he loved him so / And honey that’s how I love you.” She looks as serious as a speeding bullet when she sings it too. In other news, Loveless’ Record Store Day single — “Mile High” backed with her cover of Kesha’s “Blind” — is out now digitally via Bloodshot Records.

Lydia Loveless tour dates:

May 28 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s*
May 29 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West*
May 30 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Music Hall*
May 31 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
June 2 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair*
June 3 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall*
June 4 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre*
June 5 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom*
June 6 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall*
June 7 – Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue Theatre*
June 13 – Chattanooga, TN @ Nightfall 2014
June 21 – Cincinnati, OH @ Paddlefest
July 11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Festival
July 25 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Tip Top Deluxe
July 26 – Chicago, IL @ Wicker Park Fest
Aug 15 – Buffalo, NY @ Sportsman’s Tavern
Aug 16 – Roxbury, NY @ Roxbury Arts Center
Aug 22 – Manhattan, KS @ Aggie Central Station
Aug 23 – Rock Island, IL @ RIBCO
Aug 24 – Madison, WI @ Orton Park Festival
Aug 29 – Bloomington, IN @ Upland Brewery
Aug 31 – Cookville, TN @ Muddy Roots Music

* = w/ Old 97’s