Immigrant Union has been appropriately described as “Spiritualized being baptized in a river of Creedence Clearwater Revival.” The Australian group comprises Brent DeBoer from the Dandy Warhols, Bob Harrow from the Lazy Sons, and four other well-known players in the Melbourne country music scene. The band’s latest studio venture, Anyway is coming out in the next few months, and leading up to the release date, a video was filmed for the album’s second single, “Alison”, a song written by Harrow about the end of a relationship.
The video, directed by Harrow and cameraman/editor Devin De Araujo, stars Harrow and actress Tain Stangret.
DeBoer speaks to PopMatters about the song, which he holds among the band’s best material: “This is one of the best songs Bob has ever written. The lyrics, the bass line, the opening drum fill, the Mark Knopfler guitar hooks, Peter’s piano work and Courtney Barnett’s beautiful guitar solo. I always play this song as loud as my stereo will go.”
Anyway is set for a September release. The band will perform at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville, also in September.
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