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“Tunnels” by Hearts of Oak

Portland, Oregon-based shoegazer country act Hearts of Oak are celebrating the release of their third, and first nationally-distributed full-length New England (Deer Lodge Records).

Fronted by singer-songwriter Nate Wallace, Hearts of Oak has been referred to as “a singer-songwriter with a druggy, psychedelic backing band.” Engineered and produced by Ezra Meredith, the band’s guitarist, at Meredith’s Deer Lodge Studios in Portland, Oregon, Hearts of Oak is rounded out by the rhythm section of J Lever on drums and Keith Richard McCarthy on bass, as well as Ezra’s brother Joel Meredith on pedal steel.

Entitled New England for numerous reasons, including the fact that Wallace is from there, the album chronicles tales of love, loss, and longing, a theme that commonly runs through Hearts of Oak songs, but is prevalent on this album, which Wallace attributes to the constant struggle he feels of being pulled back home.

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“Tunnels” by Hearts of Oak

Hearts of Oak Cover Art (resized)

Image and mp3 courtesy of Alex Steininger of In Music We Trust PR

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