Stream Curtin One For The Doghearted (Stereogum Premiere)
Way back in April we premiered “Better Ride,” a melancholy slow-cruiser by Chicago experimental Americana act Curtin. Now the band’s whole album is here, and there’s more goodness where “Better Ride” came from. One For The Doghearted paints with a broad yet subtle emotional palette. The ominously skipping “Funeral” evokes the uneasy feeling of storm clouds gathering; the softly gorgeous “Big Blue Crown” conjures clouds too — but friendlier, pillowy white ones drifting in a Sky Blue Sky. The Wilco reference is intentional, both because that’s one of the ingredients in Curtin’s brew and because Wilco member Mikael Jorgensen makes multiple guest appearances on One For The Doghearted. This music exists in that realm of folk-rock that feels like an elongated sigh with imagination on overdrive. Immerse yourself in it below.
One For The Doghearted is out 9/30 on Wonderland Archives. Pre-order it here.