Sounds Like: Shelby Lynne, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Sam Bush, Rosanne Cash, Lucinda Williams
Label: Compass Records, Compass Records
"Raines is not only a superb bassist but also an excellent singer, with a matter-of-fact, low-key delivery that's sometimes hushed, sometimes seductive, sometimes channeling a simmering unease."
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“On Missy Raines And The New Hip’s “New Frontier,” Missy Raines presents a drastically changed sound that’s more Radiohead than Earl Scruggs. In a move that Raines attributes to her natural musician’s curiosity, she hops on the indie Newgrass train to light out for new territory, along with bands like The Avett Brothers, The Civil Wars and The Lumineers, who have helped to popularize Americana and bluegrass by seamlessly blending their mandolins, banjos and heartfelt lyrics with harmonic guitars and pop sound structures. “New Frontier” covers a ton of ground, as Raines experiments with sound and expands her musical horizons, inviting listeners to ride along with her on this artistic expansion. Raines’s voice really sets the album apart, keeping the feel at times fierce and almost aggressive and then dialing down to a much more vulnerable, contemplative place. The juxtaposition of pop orchestration, lo-fi guitars and mandolins make for an incredibly interesting, layered s”