The western themes of Cory Hanson’s previous album, Pale Horse Rider, carry on in the form of his electric backing band, Slowhand. The quartet’s sound — two guitars, bass and drums — acts as a beat-making principle, as well as template for Cory’s layers of six-string and vocal textures. The band highlight a gnarled, proggy pulse to harness new sounds and directions for Cory to travel.

Each preview of Western Cum thrusts Cory’s sharpened musical focus into a comprehensive vision. The latest single has now docked, so climb aboard and set sail on the spectral vessel “Ghost Ship”! Lumbering down the ole’ Neil Young Trail, Cory’s takes up the parable logic of yore, his lyrics steadfastly inverting the warmth of the simpler times, inoperable for today’s campers. Twin leads and vocal choirs communicate the epic realization: escape from the nightmare of modern existence is not simply inevitable, but also ultimately impossible!

Cast off the anchor and relax on the “Ghost Ship” lido deck by clicking the link above. WC is out next month on LP/CD and cassette!



6/21/23 at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz, CA

6/23/23 at Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, OR*

6/24/23 at Wise Hall in Vancouver, British Columbia

6/25/23 at Barboza in Seattle, WA

6/27/23 at The Miniplex in Arcata, CA

6/28/23 at The Dip in Redding, CA

6/29/23 at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco, CA

6/30/23 at Zebulon in Los Angeles, CA

8/17/23– 8/20/23 at Green Man Festival in Brecon Beacons, United Kingdom