Fresh off its debut on January 13th, the new album HippieLovePunk from Cody Canada & the Departed is getting some impressive reviews from Rolling Stone, Texas Monthly and other publications.  The album debuted #1 on Amazon's "Country" and "Rock" MP3 Album chart.

Here's a sampling of what critics have said about the album:

"Cody Canada spent years swirling Southern rock, Dustbowl country and roadhouse roots music into songs that celebrated the ups and downs of life in middle America...it's a bigger, bolder, boomier version of the sound Canada's been creating for roughly two decades." - Rolling Stone

"One of the leading lights of the Texas Country scene...Cody Canada has continued the band's red dirt tradition - albeit with a harder-rocking edge." - Texas Monthly

"A beloved Texas crew...mining the rockier parts of roots music." - Country Weekly

"'HippieLovePunk' represents the honesty in songwriting that threads Americana and the do-things-my-way attitude that defines Canada as an artist." - Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Ramps things up with a tougher sound and lyrics." - Austin American-Statesman

"Feel-good, yet free-swinging, best taken with an open heart and open beer." - Las Vegas Review-Journal

 

Btw, you can catch Cody and Kevin Welch in the Concho Valley for a special St. Valentine's Day song swap at Blaine's Pub in downtown San Angelo.

 

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