CORY HANSON, singer-guitarist with LA psych seducers Wand, has today unveiled the video for “Paper Fog”, a very first preview of what’s to come from his second extra-curricular outing, Pale Horse Rider, due from the dependably lovely Drag City come spring. Watch the video, below.
Drag City say “it’s a record as much about Los Angeles as it can be with its back to the town and the sun in its eyes,” and they’ve summed it up with all the years of deep musical understanding they’ve gained; that desert-fried psych haze, Cory’s sweet and plaintive vocals gradually subsumed by the big skies of some eerily excellent acid guitars, intent on guiding you deeper.
“I’ve been driving through the darkness … through the smoke and fire on the ground,” Cory sings, deep inside his own head, alone with his thoughts and the California landscape, where all the best epiphanies happen.
It’s reported that the sessions for Pale Horse Rider had a one-take looseness, first run-throughs laid straight to tape with immediacy and feeling.
“Paper Fog” certainly has all the best qualities of country-psych: emotion, atmosphere, harmony, tripping you deeper into your heart and your head.
Cory Hanson’s Pale Horse Rider will be released on digital, cassette, CD and vinyl by Drag City on March 12th; you can pre-order your copy here.