Wand vocalist Cory Hanson turned a lot of heads – and converted many listeners – with the serene Psychedelic folk of his sophomore album, 2021’s Pale Horse Rider.
He’s now set to return with his official (excluding two side-releases from last year) third solo LP, the gloriously titled (you are reading that correctly) Western Cum, arriving on June 23 through Drag City.
The music of the album proves to be as bold as its title, displaying a restless artist keen for reinvention. Quite a turn from what he’s offered previously, the album is set to rock, offering a stomping, danceable affair.
As a first taste of the surprising new project, he’s shared “Housefly”, which alternates between a hard-stepping riff, drawing from Southern and Western rock in equal measure, and more gentle moments during his reliably reflective singing. Quite simply, it’s an album to boogie down to. Naturally, the song wouldn’t be complete without a wink, with Hanson essentially satirizing the great American rock song with a tale of failing to take down a household pest.
Check it out below, along with its colorful claymation video or find it on streamers.