Leeroy Stagger & His Band
Gold Lake, 2012
Lighter, country-rock songs envelop a weighty core that explores bitter love, environmental collapse, the ails of capitalism and depression on Leeroy Stagger's seventh album, Radiant Land. These somber ponderings are balanced with optimism and set to a mix of even-tempered drums, acoustic guitar, harmonicas and banjos. Stagger has always delivered deeply personal albums, allowing his audience to journey with him through substance abuse and depression, and Radiant Land is no exception. But on this album Stagger offers his sober reflection and a dose of encouragement for those who haven't quite made it out yet. A lot of the record is similar in tone, with only moments of deflection, a result of the album's genesis during an impromptu two-day recording session in Nashville.
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