Dylan & Carrie.

Dylan & Carrie.

Thanks to Stereogum for sharing the wistful, jaded album closer from Gun Outfit‘s Dream All Over, a slow burner that begins with a proclamation that “Rock and roll is over / literature is done,” and ends with a glimmer of prehistoric hope: “So cup a little coal / Try to make it glow / We’re going to have a fire before we go.”

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Caitlin White at Stereogum, one of our favorite music scribes, has this to say:

“It’s postmodern malaise re-imagined as simple country dream poetry, languid and crawling with ennui. Dylan Sharp salutes his namesake with figure eight phrasing, and Carrie Keith’s dreamcatcher alto is always just around the corner, blowing on the coals of the chorus till they catch fire. “Out here on the West Coast / Where the ocean eats the sun,” Sharp drawls on the track, ensconcing our home coast’s power in the Pacific’s savage appetite. Sometimes that’s how the West Coast feels too, like it’s the end of the world, or like it’ll swallow all your days and stay hungry for more. Gun Outfit get that, and they’ve harnessed that zeal, slowed it down to a trickle of regret and lost time. When rock and roll is over, even when the dream really is all over, that coast will still be there. Stoic and weird as ever. Inside of that inevitability is where this song really lives, and that’s why Gun Outfit’s music has always been so necessary. It exists freely, even if we can’t.”

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