Three-piece outfit Amigo hails specifically from Charlotte, NC, but the band’s debut album, Might Could, is littered with geographic touchstones, from the sunny, drug-addled folk-rock of 1970s Southern California and Southern gothic gospel to pastoral Northeastern psychedelia and the dry, twangy desert-country of the American Southwest. Engineered by eminent Carolina producer Scott Solter (Superchunk, The Mountain Goats), the record is an aural journey through America’s most fabled lands, the rare album to fall under the “Americana” umbrella by default that really feels like it belongs there. Amigo’s Bandcamp page notes that Might Could was “recorded at Baucom Road Studio, Monroe, NC, with no air conditioning on the hottest week of the year,” and warmth permeates the recording, though there is always room to breathe.
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