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North Americans – Roped In LP (Third Man)
Los Angeles-based musician collective with a rotating cast featuring Mary Lattimore and William Tyler, playing instrumental, psychedelic folk music. Pedal steel and nylon string guitar intertwine to create ethereal crystalline drones and twinkling hypnotic moods in the American Primitive style.
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Bahamas – Sad Hunk CD (Republic)
The fifth album from Bahamas, Sad Hunk takes its title from a nickname bestowed upon the artist by his wife in reaction to how he was being portrayed in the media, “Something like ten years ago I did a photo shoot, and in all the pictures they sent back I was lit half in shadow, looking all brooding and mysterious,” says the award-winning singer/songwriter otherwise known as Afie Jurvanen. “When my wife saw the photos the first thing she said was, ‘Whoa—sad hunk,’ and after that it became sort of a joke among our friends.” It’s a fitting backstory for an album that embodies an undaunted self-awareness, each track graced with Bahamas’s wry wit and unabashed heart. In sketching Sad Hunk’s delicately composed batch of songs, Jurvanen drew much inspiration from his home life and all the joy and struggle that comes with building a family together. [Vinyl edition due October 23.]
Black Pumas – Black Pumas 2xCD/2xLP+7” (ATO)
Black Pumas unveil a deluxe edition of their Grammy-nominated self-titled debut album. This expanded set is available as a double CD and double LP + 7” and includes the original album plus 11 bonus tracks, including three new original songs, four cover tracks, and unreleased live material. The package is updated with new artwork and contains unpublished in-studio and live photographs.