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Roped In

by North Americans

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jean-michel brunet Glory day : vinyl has arrived today! I was anxious as never. I thought it was lost in the far galaxies of post offices. It is right here, in Paris, France. I’m so glad. Love the feeling of that album. Dreamy and quiet. Cool as f***k. Thank you North Americans. Favorite track: Memory of Lunch.
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Ben Ackley soothing... good background OR foreground music Favorite track: Furniture in the Valley.
Charlie Moonbeam
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Charlie Moonbeam Wistful sprawling acoustic guitar lushscapes.

Food for a sunset-colored soul. Favorite track: Good Doer.
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rossa-fitzpatrick Love, love, love this album!

Can't imagine listening to anything else while doing hw in a pandemic rn.

Give it a listen and support some great artists. Favorite track: Rivers That You Cannot See.
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frumpo I feel like this album is peaceful ambient music that makes you feel serine with its repetitive soothing nature.
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newcommute McDermott’s gentle acoustic rhythm gallops into Walker’s sidewinding gusts of glistening high lonesome whistles; exceptionally beautiful and bold. Favorite track: Rivers That You Cannot See.
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Yearling 02:56
Run Down 03:27
Good Doer 04:24
Break Maiden 02:23


McDermott is releasing Roped In, a gorgeous, intimate, and often spare album that pulls back from the collaborative nature established on Going Steady for a collection of fragile drone pieces anchored by McDermott’s intricate but direct guitar playing and haunting pedal steel work from Portland, Oregon’s Barry Walker. Featuring contributions from William Tyler on guitar and Mary Lattimore on harp.


released October 9, 2020

All songs written and performed by Patrick McDermott & Barry Walker
Guitar recorded at Driftless Studios in Los Angeles, California
Pedal steel recorded at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, Oregon
Mixed by Joel Ford
Mastered by Joel Ford and Mark Leombruni
Additional guitar by William Tyler on "Memory of Lunch," "Greetings From A Distant Friend," and "Break Maiden"
Harp by Mary Lattimore on "Furniture in the Valley" and "Run Down"
Artwork by Brian Blomerth


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