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Deloro

Deloro

(US: 13 Sep 2011; UK: 13 Sep 2011)

Another fruitful collective of Toronto-based musicians, Deloro’s self-titled debut LP is laden with ramshackle bluesy alt-country that will serve rainy days and last calls everywhere. The album grows slowly with tales of bourbon-soaked agony; certain tracks require more patience, but others, including “Traveling Man” and “No Fun” will have listeners strangely eager to join in the agony.

At times calling to mind a grittier Cowboy Junkies, Deloro’s ability to trade vocals only encourages the spirit of collective which seems to drive this band. It’s a heart-warming ethos, heard rather genuinely on a tracka like “Years”. They’ve all got sad tales to tell. And where those tales may not have worked in the musicians’ other outfits, they contain a desolate passion that cannot be overlooked here. By refusing to ignore these tales of pain which we all endure, Deloro has produced what will surely be a surprising but also memorable release.

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Joshua Kloke is a music writer and hopeless Toronto Maple Leafs fan who splits his time between Melbourne, Australia and Canada. He's contributed to The Vancouver Sun, Exclaim!, Beatroute, Beat Magazine, Time Out and veri.live.


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