out soon: Pan American – A Son [Kranky]

 

Artist:
Pan American

 

Title:
A Son

 

Label:
Kranky

 

Cat#:
KRANK225

 

Release Date:
08th November 2019

 

Format:
CD, vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Ivory Joe Hunter, Little Walter


02.
Memphis Helena

03.
Sleepwalk Guitars


04.
Brewthru


05.
Dark Birds Empty Fields


06.
Drunk Father


07.
Muriel Spark


08.
Kept Quiet


09.
Shenandoah

 

Press Info:
Legacy Chicago craftsman Mark Nelson’s latest offering as Pan American is less a distillation or divergence than it is a return to his musical and spiritual beginnings. Spare, subdued, and largely acoustic, A Son unfurls like late summer dusk on the edge of town, expansive but intimate.

Motivated by notions of “moving backward” and tracing roots – as well as a couple years of hammered dulcimer lessons – the album’s nine songs were written and recorded in his home in Evanston, Illinois, and honed during a recent solo tour in Europe. The emphasis on uncluttered arrangements and the centrality of the guitar and vocals reveal these songs as the most direct and emotional statement of his career.

Nelson cites everything from June Tabor, The Carter Family, Suicide and Jimmy Reed as oblique inspirations, though his truest muse was creative self-inquiry: “What does music do, Where does music start? How simple can it be? How honest can it be?”

After decades of mining post-rock pathways and latticework electronics in Labradford and early Pan American, A Son strips away ornament and distraction in favor of a direct gaze into the heart of what is.

 

Listen:
@ Deejay

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Brewthru”

“Shenandoah”

“Memphis Helena”

 

Buy CD:
Pan American @ Bandcamp
Flight 13
more soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
Pan American @ Bandcamp
Deejay
Juno
Boomkat
Phonica Records
Norman Records
Flight 13
HHV
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Pan American @ Bandcamp
Boomkat
TraxSource
Google Play
more soon

 

Websites:
Pan American
Kranky

 

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