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zack keimZack Keim: Canyon

(Action Weekend Records)


Out 14th October 2022

Fresh from touring Europe with his band Nox Boys, Zack Keim releases a brand new solo single of Laurel Canyon-inflected country psych.

It’s a wonderful departure from what we’ve come to expect from Keim after catching his usual band Nox Boys this summer with their classic garage-rock sound and buzzing live shows. Canyon is a much more laidback affair, a folk-pop song painted with soft pastel hues that roll over his falsetto vocals. According to Keim, the song came to him whilst driving around as a takeaway delivery driver, the landscapes of the lyrics evoking a dreamy and nostalgic past. It’s a sweet earworm, one that seeps gently into your mind and doesn’t let go.

Over on the flip side of the single, released soon on Spain’s Action Weekend Records, we get Alice. Hitting a more country vibe, the song retains some of the loose garage sound, a ramshackle charm not too far from what we heard on the last Black Lips album, with even a touch of Bright Eyes in the mix.

Away from his usual vehicle, Zack Keim is proving that he can turn his talent to more styles and we’ll be holding out for the release of his next album.

Canyon by Zack Keim is available now on preorder from Action Weekend Records.

Zack Keim is on Facebook and Twitter.


Words by Nathan Whittle. Find his Louder Than War archive here.

Nathan also presents From The Garage on Louder Than War Radio every Tuesday at 8pm. Tune in for an hour of fuzz-crunching garage rock ‘n’ roll and catch up on all shows on the From The Garage Mixcloud playlist.

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