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Thursday 11 April 2019

Rip City

Something undeniably retro but also undeniably lovely today, a brand new slice of cosmic Americana from Rose City Band, residents of Portland, Oregon. This song comes ahead of a seven track album out in May and is produced by Ripley Johnson of Moon Duo and Wooden Shjips (and you can definitely hear him in the guitar tone and the vocals which makes me think he may be more involved in this than just producing). Rip City drifts through country and psychedelia in equal measures, finding comfort in melancholy and ends up feeling better for it for wallowing in it for a while.


The Swede said...

I've played this several times over the past couple of days, as I try to decide whether to take the plunge and pre-order the LP. 'Rip City' is quite lovely, but I wish that there was a second tune available to check out before I splash the cash.

Charity Chic said...

Cosmic Americana - a new sub genre for me to explore!

(half an hour later - having identified cars/stairs/fire hydrants/traffic lights/ cross walks/buses - aargh!

FurryBootsCityBoy said...

Nice mellow sound. Reminds me a little of Syd Barrett.

Swanditch said...

A bit like Camera Obscura too, who recorded their last album in PDX.