DJ set by King Tuff
July 28, 2018
Off the 405
Getty Museum, Los Angeles
At sixteen, Lola Kirke discovered Gram Parsons and the "Cosmic American" genre he defined. Despite being a New Yorker by the way of London, Kirke felt a strong connection to his country rock sound. Emerging as a new voice in indie music (although a familiar face from the Golden Globe-winning TV show Mozart in the Jungle as well as recent films), Kirke leads a band with beautifully plaintive songs, twanging guitar melodies, and smoky vocals. Echoing the current wave of updated-Americana singer-songwriters including Jenny Lewis, Kevin Morby, and Angel Olsen, Kirke's warm and upbeat music marries the spirit and charm of Dolly Parton with elements of '60s counterculture and a contemporary edge. Her new album, Heart Heads West, comes out this summer.
Polaroid by Lola Kirke at Getty Museum for New York Times Style Magazine.