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Matt Sweeney & Will Oldham – “Hall of Death”

Following a few hints this past summer and fall, the return of Matt Sweeney and Will Oldham is now official with a new LP announced for Drag City in April entitled Superwolves (naturally). The album includes the dark, harrowing “Make Worry For Me” alongside the more celebratory new single “Hall of Death.” The new cut was produced with Tuareg guitarist Ahmoudou Madassane (Les Filles de Illighadad) and is backed by Mdou Moctar and his ensemble. The song roils along on Moctar’s sunburnt guitar lines, slicing the air in tandem with Sweeney’s own insistent choogle. The song’s got a supreme summertime glaze to it and, while we’re all stuck in the greyed doldrum of February, its nice to let the track open up a little warmth whenever you you might need it. From the first pair of singles, its clear that the duo has never lost their ability to twist between sorrow and joy and this one should likely jump up the list of anticipated LPs for 2021. With Malkmus mining the blues and Superwolves going Tuareg, its a good couple of years for the fried guitar streak in ya. Superwolves is out April 30th from Drag City/Palace Records and Domino

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