NPR’s First Watch: Gangstagrass’s “Banks of the Ohio”


Check out this great write-up from NPR’s Ann Powers and, while you’re there, watch the debut of our newest video.

This “Banks of the Ohio” is sung in a soulful guest turn by Alexa Dirks of the Canadian band Chic Gamine. With a woman as its murderous protagonist, “Banks of the Ohio” feels personal again — not just another incident of victimizing misogyny, but a desperate account of possessive desire.