Some 40 years after their debut and 4 years after their previous album, American rock ‘n’ roll outfit The Long Ryders return with their new full-length, September November. According to guitarist/mandolinist Sid Griffin it is “two thirds the distilled alt-country genre we helped found back in the 1980s, one third Paisley Underground adventurism yet seasoned with a dash of our own crazed soulfulness thrown in” and that should be enough recommendation to listen to it. Two other founding members, guitarist/pedal steel player Stephen McCarthy and drummer Greg Sowders are also present, but due to the unexpected passing of bassist Tom Stevens his role has been partly taken over by Murry Hammond (Old 97’s). D.J. Bonebrake (X) and violinist Kerenza Peacock (Coal Porters) guests too. The LP contains the instrumental Song For Ukraine (with howling violins), and two heartfelt tributes to the late bass player, but the other ten tracks also hit the spot.
September November, produced by Ed Stasium, is out now digitally, on CD and vinyl LP through Cherry Red Records.
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