Sarah Shook & the Disarmers––𝙉𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙖𝙢𝙚𝙧––𝘼𝙗𝙚𝙮𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚/𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙧𝙩𝙮 𝙏𝙞𝙜𝙚𝙧𝙨
Updated: Feb 21, 2022
Back with their third official full-length release (and the first since the dissolution of Bloodshot Records), Sarah Shook & the Disarmers perpetuate their take-zero-prisoners policy on Nightroamer. A natural amalgamation of alt-country and garage-rock grooves, offering their most pungently accessible record to date.
The sale of Bloodshot Records and subsequent postponement of Nightroamer has done little to slow down the alt-country mainstays. Nightroamer’s delay only served to generate extra hype for a band that exists comfortably on the fringes of modern country with a hard-earned and steadfast following. A testament to the positive effect that time and distance can have on the heart.
The Disarmers are composed of guitarist Eric Peterson, drummer Will Rigby, upright bassist Aaron Olivia, and pedal-steeler Phil Sullivan. The group has been cutting their teeth together since 2015’s Sidelong, though Shook, Sullivan and Peterson first linked up under the banner “Sarah Shook & the Devil'' in 2013 to record Seven. Almost ten-years later, their musical chemistry is undeniable.
Albeit one man’s opinion, Shook’s warble remains unchallenged on the contemporary country circuit. You can call their style country-punk, outlaw country, cosmic country, or even downright twang—you just can’t in good conscience call it underwhelming. This is your invitation to get into their back catalog.
Listeners in the Four Corners will have the chance to see Sarah Shook & the Disarmers perform on Friday, June 10th as they headline the first night of the 15th annual Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass Festival.
Choice Cuts: ”If It’s Poison”, “No Mistakes”, “I Got This”