Margo Price has shared the opening track from her debut LP Midwest Farmer's Daughter (out March 25th) as an instant-grat download on iTunes and Amazon, and as a single on Spotify. "Hands of Time" is a bleeding country anthem that doubles as album centerpiece and biographical mission statement. Stream it below:
Midwest Farmer's Daughter was recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis, with Price pawning her wedding ring and selling her car to pay for the sessions. Next week she'll perform at NPR Music's SXSW showcase, billed next to Vince Staples and Anderson Paak, along with 5 other performances throughout the weekend. See her full schedule below:
In addition, yesterday morning the New York Times ran a massive '25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going' package, including Price's "Hurtin' (On The Bottle)" alongside songs by everyone from Rihanna, Coldplay, Run the Jewels, Kendrick + more. Read the incredibly compelling feature here.
Early praise for Margo and Midwest Farmer's Daughter:
"To listen to a song for the first time, by a performer you don’t know, and feel uncomplicated joy, with awe laced through it, is a rare and wonderful thing. That’s how I felt when I first heard Margo Price." - New Yorker
"Effortlessly badass" - Stereogum 'Band To Watch'
"Country's Next Star" - Fader
"A potential classic" - Pitchfork
"Margo Price will stop Music Row dead in its tracks." - NPR Music