COVER IMAGE
LP released: Jul 15, 2022

Tracklisting:
1. Toronto Reel
2. The Seer
3. Fake Diamonds, False Powers 05:13
4. Wish You Had Got To Me First
5. The Cave
6. Missouri Moon
7. I'm Gonna Make You Mine
8. Low Country Blues
9. Lawman
10. Fortunado 04:42
ALEX DUPREE
THIEVES
Label: KEELED SCALES
Cat No: KS057LP-C1
Barcode: 682604703138
Packaging: LP Regular

Dupree got his musical start in Austin, Texas, and his voice still has some Heartworn Highways-era color to it. It's a quality meant for the stories told on Thieves. These are stories about the Trump years, a span which coincided with Dupree's own attempt to rebuild a life after divorce. It was a time for the painful ending of illusions. He was living between artist residencies, sublets, and storage units along I-10, and soon found a form in the long lines of traditional folk ballads. Slowly, new songs emerged. Producer Michael Krassner's experience arranging for film and his deep attention to songcraft set a perfect stage for Dupree's lyrical storytelling. Old-Hollywood string crescendos and delicate acoustic phrases pass in and out of focus behind the vocals, a lush backdrop for the songs' stark dialogue. A wide array of traditional instruments fill out these guitar songs. It's the thoughtful arrangements paired with Dupree's aptitude for songwriting that makes for such a special record. Thieves is the story of starting over. It's a sturdy songwriter's album with heady, heavy folk and country flourishes. It's about coming to terms with the uncanny patterns of your life, the strange repetitions you can't escape.

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