No Help Coming From Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs

(Conqueroo) Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs remain true to their DIY aesthetic with their new album No Help Coming, which is set for release on April 26 on Transdreamer Records.

No Help Coming is the fourth full-length release by Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs, and the latest of nearly 30 albums on which the veteran indie icon is featured. But she's quick to dismiss any suggestion that she's refined her approach during her 20 years as a recording artist.

"I'm proud to say that I don't think there's been much development at all, really," Golightly asserts. "I still only know the same chords I did when I was 14, and I still write songs about the same things. But I did get a tuner three years ago, which was monumental."

Indeed, as much as her work has evolved over the years, the London-born, Georgia-based singer/guitarist has maintained a fierce fidelity to the same raw DIY musical principles that first established her as a seminal influence upon multiple generations of garage combos and lo-fi artists. Her current outfit, Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs, is a stripped-down duo that teams her with Texas-bred multi-instrumentalist and longtime collaborator Lawyer Dave, who contributes guitar, drums and backing vocals.

On No Help Coming, scheduled for release on April 26, 2011 on Transdreamer Records, Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs continue to make music that's spare and earthy yet unfailingly tuneful, drawing upon gritty blues, country and rockabilly influences while maintaining an unmistakable personal resonance. As commented, "Golightly's songs are so fresh and timeless they could have been recorded yesterday or 40 years ago."

The new 12-song set, recorded in the twosome's adopted home state of Georgia, features such notable originals as "The Rest of Your Life," "You're Under Arrest," "Get Out My House" and the swaggering title track, all of which pack as much of a musical and emotional punch as anything they've recorded. No Help Coming also continues Golightly's longstanding tradition of putting her stamp on unexpected cover material, with personalized readings of country legend Bill Anderson's "The Lord Knows We're Drinking," the mysterious Mr. Undertaker's 1955 rhythm-and-blues cult classic "Here Lies My Love," and Wendell Austin's vintage psycho-country epic "L.S.D. Made a Wreck of Me." The last tune features an appropriately impassioned lead vocal by Lawyer Dave.


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