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Slow Gum

Courtney Barnett pal daydreams through a pleasant debut LP

fraser a. gorman

fraser a. gorman

Likable 24-year-old folkie Fraser A. Gorman is the latest member of Courtney Barnett’s circle of Melbourne singer-songwriters. But where Barnett trades in self-aware grunge paranoia, Gorman is a classic-rock romantic who daydreams about ex-girlfriends and road trips. His tastes can run eclectic: These ballads and alt-country rockers find Gorman singing “It’s a strange old time to be in love with Elvis” in one song and paying tribute to Silver Jews in another. And while lines like “I’m a man/But lately you don’t seem to wonder who I am” show that Gorman has room to develop as a lyricist, Slow Gum is a promising beginning.

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