North Americans

Long Cool World

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Long Cool World is a blissful collection of instrumental folk tunes from Patrick McDermott and Barry Walker. This is the studio follow up to 2020's well-received, Roped In, which was covered by Uncut, Pitchfork, Shindig!, No Depression, Flood, LA Times, Glide, Mojo, and Aquarium Drunkard .

Where Roped In was constructed in isolation with the two partners sharing their parts digitally, Long Cool World is the second collaboration for the song writing duo but the first where they actually recorded together in person, attempting to inject a more human element to the overall sound. North Americans continues to tip-toe the line between folk and ambient, carving out their space in the cosmic pastoral genre. Their ultimate goal being to mimic the rhythm and beauty of the small everyday moments in our lives.


Barry says: I'm a big fan of North Americans, and 'Long Cool World' confidently treads similar ground to their wonderful 2018 LP 'Going Steady' and the equally brilliant 'Roped In' from 2020. It's beautiful swimming psychedelic drone, rich in organic groove and heady American Primitive slide guitar. Even heavier this time on the drone, which is no bad thing.



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