North Americans, aka Patrick McDermott, put out one of my favorite overlooked records in 2018 with Going Steady. Simple, meditative guitar music with plenty of floating ambiance, American Primitive flair, and just reliably relaxing and engaging songs. His follow up, Roped In, is coming October 9 via Third Man, features guest players like Mary Lattimore (who’s on this track here) and William Tyler, AND features more lovely artwork from fav of the blog Brian Blomerth. There’s another track out now as well listen to it here.
It’s a wondrous soundscape, dripping with harp, pedal steel and new age-leaning guitar passages. I was excited about the record once I saw the announcement, but this really got me over the edge.