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Sera Cahoone

Deer Creek Canyon

September 25, Sub Pop

On her second Sub Pop release, Sera Cahoone continues to mine the familiar "country noir" sound

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Sera Cahoone's Deer Creek Canyon is Tender and Tentative

Sera Cahoone.jpg

Sera Cahoone

Deer Creek Canyon

September 25, Sub Pop

On her second Sub Pop release, Sera Cahoone continues to mine the familiar "country noir" sound that defined the soulful acoustics of her SP debut Only As The Day Is Long. Similar to Day Is Long, the new 12-track album is filled with deep reflection and creeping time signatures, carefully brought to life by strong contributions from her long-time live band, including Jason Kardong on pedal steel, Jeff Fielder on dobro, banjo, and lead guitar, and Tomo Nakayama on piano and organ.

With the help of Thom Monahan (Devendra Banhart, Vetiver) as producer, Canyon rings with serene moments and thoughtfully spun lyrics, and even nods to Cahoone's recent influences, like the bright, Son Volt inspired guitar work of "Nervous Wreck" and the Vetiver inspired bounce of closer "Oh My." But with lyrics like: "Feeling hopeless tonight/Seems to happen all the time," as Cahoone croons in breathy tones on "Naked," and the glacial, absorbing pedal steel on "Worry All Your Life," this is the same Sera you know and love, sad and hopeful all at once, and just as determined to craft music directly from the heart.

Sera Cahoone plays Bumbershoot on September 1. Preview her new track "Naked" here:

 
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