A while ago we recommended an album by The Delines – a late night country soul listen that was the aural equivalent of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks painting. This month’s album that you really must listen to is by the same writer – Willy Vlautin – and is his “other band”, Richmond Fontaine.
This is their tenth, and sadly final, album as Richmond Fontaine: as Willy so neatly puts it, “This record was written for all the guys we know who have hit the wall, are about to hit the wall, or are in the middle of slamming into it. It’s a record about paying the price for the way one’s lived. All of us in Richmond Fontaine are at the age where the bill starts coming due for the decisions we’ve made along the way.”
Don’t miss this one – a fantastic album of great songs reflecting life, not just in modern America, but everywhere.
Nigel House, co-founder Rough Trade record shops
Buy the album here