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The A’s

Lonesome L.A. Cowboy

Released: October 11, 2022

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Days before beginning their first-ever tour as The A’s, Sylvan Esso’s Amelia Meath and Daughter of Swords’ Alexandra Sauser-Monnig have released a serene and ruminative rendition of the stoner country classic, “Lonesome L.A. Cowboy.” The single arrives on the heels of the duo’s debut album Fruit, which saw the two longtime friends and Mountain Man bandmates strike “a perfect balance between inquisitive and comforting” (NPR Music). Similar to their take on “Lonesome L.A. Cowboy,” or their fantastical reimagining of Harry Nilsson and Shelley Duvall’s “He Needs Me,” Fruit featured new interpretations of traditional folk music, lullabies, cosmic cowboy songs and multiple standards about ponies, each song uniquely filled with arrangements of high lonesome harmonies, stunt yodeling and a ghost orchestra of hair, nylon shorts, shoes, ice chunk, gravel, frog samples and other makeshift instruments.