Today, Mapache – the âtypically laid backâ duo (UNCUT) based in Los Angeles of Sam Blasucci and Clay Finch whose âangelic harmonies weave between traditional folk and modern cosmic country musicâ (FLOOD) – release their new cover project 3 via Innovative Leisure. A tenderly crafted tribute to the beloved music of past legends and admired contemporaries, 3 is a showcase of the seemingly effortless and unmistakably Californian musicality that quickly became Mapache’s signature.
Listen to 3 here: https://smarturl.it/mapache3
Created amid the pandemic shutdown that interrupted the tour of their 2020 album From Liberty Street, 3 emerged after Sam and Clay squatted down with close friend and record producer Dan Horne (Beachwood Sparks, Cass McCombs, Allah-Las) and began to work on vulnerable reinterpretations of some of their favorite songs. There are homages to established classics – including a sunny, rocking version of Stevie Wonder’s âYou Are The Sunshine Of My Lifeâ and an unhurried romantic version of Sade’s âAll About Our Loveâ – as well as versions inventive songs of Allah. -Las and Australian psych-rockers Babe Rainbow.
The performances on 3 embody exactly what makes Mapache’s music so intoxicating: close harmonies, masterful musicality and a unique ability to tap into the innate vibrations of a song and reveal its moments of wonder. It is a welcoming record which postulates a deep and thoughtful listening as the greatest means of escape.
Watch a live performance of Sade’s âAll About Our Loveâ filmed at Big Sur here: https://youtu.be/peTyQoR2OsY
Mapache’s 2020 album From Liberty Street – also recorded with Dan Horne – has been described by Aquarium Drunkard as “a warm and peaceful collection of country rock, western twang, Mexican boleros and a touch of that fairy dust. cosmic Gram Parsons Americana “. The band’s eponymous debut was cut live and raw around a single microphone and helped the Mapaches perform in festival at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and Pickathon, where Rolling Stone named their set one of the best moments of the week. -end.
The Mapache tour dates can be found here, more will be announced soon: https://www.mapachesounds.com/tour