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The Maytags, the rollicking blues and soul outfit from Des Moines, dropped their first new LP in 3 years late last month. Meriweather is 13 tracks and 42 minutes of blue eyed soul that is at once familiar and different, the shared DNA with Love Lines and the Nova EP evident even as this album swerves into sonically unfamiliar territory. The silky smooth intro of the opening track, "Pt. 1", indicates that this is a late night album, the soundtrack to a private après party, the cooldown to the blistering soul for which Nathaniel Rateliff and (St.) Paul Janeway are known. Turn the lights down low, pour yourself and your companion of choice a nice whiskey, and let the feeling wash over you.
As an added bonus, the video for "Cities" was recorded with in 360 of immersive video. I hope you're as eager as I am to get these guys on an East Coast tour before they're as old as they look in their FaceApp photo.
|Photo courtesy of the band (and FaceApp)|