Inspired by down-home, storytelling artists from John Prine to Bruce Springsteen to Uncle Tupelo, the Soo Line Loons write with a back-to-basics mentality, focusing on guitars, bass, drums, fiddle, and lyrics written by real people for real people. After the initial success of their first release, the Soo Line Loons put their heads down and got back to work, rehearsing regularly at Minneapolis’s famed Sound 80 where Dylan recorded Blood on the Tracks. There, they co-wrote the tracks that eventually became their self-titled release.
The new album brings the fiddle to the forefront in a series of uniquely atmospheric, bluegrass-leaning ballads and dance-ready anthems. The album’s intricate twists and turns keep the music interesting, showing a clear evolution from earlier releases, while staying true to the Soo Line Loons’ idiosyncratic style.