Our sixth Record of the Month for 2023 is Western Cum, a country-tinged scorcher from Cory Hanson.
Western Cum is the third solo LP from Hanson, the inimitable vocalist and leader of the excellent LA psychedelic rock band Wand. Whereas his first two solo efforts felt like estranged Wand cousins, there is a big old bold step into country psych pastures on this new solo set.
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There is a real Jim O’Rourke-esque sparkle to the guitar riffs (a label mate on Drag City of course), and dynamically the songs are as engaging when they are whispered and cooed as when they are rocked and wailed.
Watch | "Horsebait Sabotage"
The way he leans on the country tones is just fantastic, a sort of loose frame to jump off into some gorgeously melodic balladeering and trippy walls of guitar cruisers. A great set of songs that all sit together impeccably and highlight what a fantastic vocalist he is. Subtle but arresting, this one will get you hooked, it certainly has us!
Western Cum is the sixth release of 2023 for those of you signed up to the Drift Record of the Month Club.
Available in three, six or twelve month configurations, you can join the Drift Record of the Month Club and start adding to your amazing collection. Each month you will receive one new album on either vinyl or CD, based on your subscription type. The first delivery (whether CD or LP) will also include a complimentary Drift tote bag.
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Recent 'Record of the Month' albums at Drift have included; Overmono, North Americans, H. Hawkline, Yo La Tengo, The Murder Capital, Goat Girl, Black Country, New Road, Jane Weaver, Dry Cleaning, Squid, White Flowers, Stephen Fretwell, Chubby and the Gang, Low, BADBADNOTGOOD, Damon Albarn, Geese, Silverbacks, Cate Le Bon, Huerco S., Daniel Rossen, Kevin Morby, Vintage Crop, Viagra Boys, The Lounge Society, Jockstrap, Trevor Beales, Aoife Nessa Frances and Sarathy Korwar.