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Record of the Month: North Americans - Long Cool World

Records of the Month

Record of the Month: North Americans - Long Cool World

Welcome to the Spring. Our fourth Record of the Month for 2023 is Long Cool World, the beautiful and transcendental new album from North Americans.

Broadly, North Americans is the nom de plume of guitarist Patrick McDermott and a project that has slowly evolved into a duo to include the pedal steel player Barry Walker. But that is just the personnel, North Americans is all about the vibe and floating away into sonic pastorals.

Watch | "The Last Rockabilly"

Whereas the previous 'Roped In' album was constructed in forced isolation, the collaboration on Long Cool World is entirely more instantaneous, recorded together in person and there is a really human sense of reaction here. They create a mesmerising haze throughout, McDermott's fingerpicking is bright and inspiring and Walker's pedal steel does an amazing job of creating a swooning dynamic blanket. There is so much subtlety, it really is a rewarding listen.

Watch | "Classic Water"

"More top-drawer ambient Americana from Patrick McDermott and Barry Walker Jr"
- Uncut.
+ Available on an exclusive and particularly delicious-looking Cream Colour vinyl pressing.

Drift Record of the Month Club

Long Cool World is the fourth 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, 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.

Find out more here.

Recent 'Record of the Month' albums at Drift have included; 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.