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The Deslondes - Hurry Home (New West)

Add Date: 06/13
Focus Tracks: 9, 1, 3
FCC: 6
Format: College, Triple A, Americana

Artist Info: The Deslondes are set to return with their sophomore album Hurry Home on June 23rd via New West Records. The 13-song set continues their studied and inventive take on New Orleans country and R&B but also represents a sonic shift with a more electrified sound. Long combining elements of early Stax, Sun, and Atlantic Records with the influence of a more raw, stripped-down sound gleaned off field recordings from Alan Lomax and the Mississippi Records catalog, the band have now incorporated psychedelic flourishes that bring to mind the sonic experimentation of Joe Meek, Lee Hazlewood and The Velvet Underground. Lauded as "burgeoning stars" by The New York Times, Hurry Home is the follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed 2014 eponymous debut that NPR Music called “energized, elegant and new,” and Pitchfork awarded a 7.9 rated review stating that it “introduces a band that sounds confident and fully formed."

For Hurry Home, the band split up songwriting and lead vocal duties among its five members, Sam Doores, Riley Downing, Dan Cutler, John James Tourville, and Cameron Snyder, continuing its democratic ethos and musical versatility. American Songwriter premiered the new video for the song “Hurricane Shakedown,” calling it “a nifty rockabilly number sure to get your feet moving,”. The Deslondes have also announced their initial tour dates in support of the record, beginning June 6th in Austin, TX.