Rachel Brooke “The Black Bird” Premier from “A Killer’s Dream”
The Queen of Underground Country, the lovely and talented Rachel Brooke will be releasing her new album A Killer’s Dream on December 4th, featuring Florida’s Viva Le Vox as her backing band, and a duet with Lonesome Wyatt of Those Poor Bastards. This will be her 3rd full-length album.
A Killer’s Dream was recorded at Rachel Brooke’s brother’s Halohorn Studio in Traverse City, MI, and will be made available in limited edition 100 red vinyl copies, black vinyl, CD, cassette, and digital form. All formats will be available for pre-order on Tuesday, November 20th at http://
The first cool surprise is the world premier video for the song “The Black Bird” that you can watch below. Rachel will also be touring through the South and East in February and March as part of a Viva Le Vox / Joe Buck Yourself / Rachel Brooke super tour that will eventually take her to Europe and the European Muddy Roots Festival this summer.
A Killer’s Dream Track List:
Muddy Roots Music
November 16, 2012 @ 10:16 am
Rachel that was MO FO AWESOME!
November 16, 2012 @ 12:19 pm
This song has inspired me to take up the woodblock. Well done!
The Alaskan Dream
November 16, 2012 @ 1:11 pm
Great job everyone involved. I love seeing art and music converge so effectively.
November 16, 2012 @ 1:13 pm
Nice vocals and video I’ll have to add the cd to my never ending wish list.
November 16, 2012 @ 1:15 pm
Thank you Trig and thank you Rachel Brooke!!
Trig, just when I was about to give up on you thinking you might be lost in the muck of bland pop music and red lips, you bring this gift to us!
Talk about a song pulling you in, making you listen, staying with you and making you want more!
And the video was the best one I’ve seen since Huey Lewis did Frankenstein!
November 16, 2012 @ 1:52 pm
This is what I’ve always done, and this is what I’ll always do. One of the first articles I ever posted over 5 years ago was about Rachel Brooke. I knew months ago when looking at the calendar that late October / early Novemeber was going to be a trying time when there was going to be a lot of chatter about the mainstream on this site. It was inevitable when you had the CMA’s and Taylor Swift releasing an album in the span of a week. Then you add all the Billboard chart change stuff on top of that, and all of a sudden people want to label you a sellout, even though I’ve always covered that stuff, and I have no control over the news cycle that stacked one important mainstream news story on top of another. I’ve been labeled a sellout almost since the beginning of this site, but lo and behold, I always end up coming back to the same place, and many times the same artists I started out covering. It’s my job to look at the big picture, and not let the apathy about what is happening to country music overall cloud my judgement, no matter how cool it is to not care anymore.
They want us not to care about what is happening to mainstream country music. That’s why we must. But we also must not forget what the primary focus should always be: the good music.
November 16, 2012 @ 2:02 pm
I should have prefaced my post with a lot of excitement and a little bit of sarcasm. I think you have a good sense of humor and I have a wacky one and tend to pick on people a little. Lol, as you WELL know, words sure can get misconstrued and misunderstood when typed!
I really do appreciate what you do and I would have never have heard of Rachel and several others who are some of my favorites now, if not for your website.
Thanks so much for looking at the whole picture. I know I don’t have the stomach for it, so you really are appreciated.
November 16, 2012 @ 2:47 pm
Sorry Karen, didn’t mean for it to come across like I was jumping down your throat. I was more using your comment to piggy back to something I wanted to get off my chest.
November 20, 2012 @ 8:32 pm
I wholeheartedly agree.
November 17, 2012 @ 12:53 am
LOL at the video!
Rachel Brooke seems to be uncompromisingly traditional in her musical/vocal style and fashion in a manner that invokes the “innocence” of the typical 1950s woman. However, her songs generally feature dark themes (as the title of this album clearly attests to).
In this respect, Rachel Brooke is following the true country female tradition: women who are outwardly sweet and “innocent”, but inwardly tough and maybe even a little dangerous.
November 17, 2012 @ 7:49 am
she’s putting it out on cassette too?..being a tape collector,that’s just awesome to me.
i kinda cringed at first when i read “the queen of underground country” too,but fuck it…she’s that good,she deserves it.
November 19, 2012 @ 10:30 pm
I like it! I dismissed her last album but now I’m thinking I didn’t give it a proper listen. Going to add both her albums to my never ending wish list as well.
November 20, 2012 @ 9:00 pm
I also respect and appreciate what you do Triggerman. I had almost given up on modern country altogether(with a few exceptions). It’s refreshing to know that there is still alot of good country out there. I don’t always comment, but I read every article/review you print(not just the funny ones). you’ve exposed me to a lot of great artists/bands I wouldn’t have heard otherwise. Because of u i am now smitten with rachel brooke. love her voice and cant wait till dec 4. Should be interesting with vive le vox playing on the album. hope 2 see her on tour w/ joe buck + vive le vox.
Thanx again Trig. Your site really has saved country music for me and others like myself. Dont let the bloggers/haters/critics get u down and stop u from doing what you love.