Truckstop Darlin' gives away 'I See You' from second LP

Confession: Pitches that compare newer bands to Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, the Drive-By Truckers and Whiskeytown definitely get our attention. Could any one act actually sound like a mix of all those other groups we love?

Well, no. But Truckstop Darlin’¬†definitely plays in the same raw-boned, whiskey-soaked roots-rock style as the bands on that list, particularly the Truckers. After releasing a self-titled debut in 2010, the Portland, Ore., group returns June 5 with a new album, “Hope and the Heart it Breaks.” Now that’s an alt-country title.

To keep you docile until then, the band is giving away the single “I See You,” a big, stomping tune full of blustery electric and overdriven steel guitars that wash over John Phelan’s ground-glass voice. If you don’t know Truckstop Darlin’, it’s a powerful introduction, and if you do, well, enjoy the new song.

I See You

  2 comments for “Truckstop Darlin' gives away 'I See You' from second LP

  1. May 3, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Thanks for the write-up! Also, here is a video of our performing live, “Don’t Walk Away,” another song from the new album, Hope and the Heart it Breaks.

    • Listen, Dammit
      May 3, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      Nice. Everyone watch this!

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