The second offering from Cory Hanson’s (Wand) upcoming solo LP is another tender touch of folk, this time dedicated to the West Coast crown jewel, but also scratching deep into the scars of soured relationships. The song is one of his most polished pieces — an aching guitar line, resigned organ, and a pre-dawn chorus that feels like it has years coming to a head within its bars. I’m always gonna be a sucker for a well-placed slide guitar, and “Angeles” wields it well, sighing into the night air along with Hanson’s woeful croon. If anything makes the case for Pale Horse Rider this is likely it. A nice step forward from the heartworn brood of his last LP. The new record lands March 12th on Drag City.
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