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Croque Macadam is proud to present an exciting collaboration between two contemporary bands united by Cosmic American Music across the oceans: The Young Sinclairs and The Hanging Stars.

After a long trans Atlantic digital friendship and mutual admiration The Hanging Stars and The Young Sinclairs main man Sam Lunsford came up with idea of covering each others songs for a split 7”. The Young Sinclairs decided to cut The Hanging Stars desert dream song “She Never Sleeps” and The Hanging Stars cut the neo gospel folk piece “All Fallen Down” by The Young Sinclairs.

The Young Sinclairs, led by the distinguished Samuel Jones Lunsford (Stimulator Jones) are no strangers to the music scene. The band from Roanoke (Viriginia) has a special place in the history of our labels: in 2013, Requiem Pour Un Twister. Since then we have had the honour of releasing their latest album, Out of the Box (2019 – RPUT31). For a dozen years, the North American band has thus built an elegant discography, heir to the folk-rock of the Byrds and affiliates (Gene Clark, Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parsons etc.).
In many ways, The Hangings Stars could be their British cousins. For the last five years, the London band led by Richard Olson (ex-The See See, Thelightshines, The Eighteenth Day of May etc.) have been releasing delicate country-rock albums on various British labels (Great Pop Supplement, Crimson Crow). If they were born in the fog that envelops London, their heads are probably flying over the mountains of Laurel Canyon.


The affinity between these two bands is now materialized through a 7” single where the Americans are covering the English and reciprocally. The Young Sinclairs pay a strong tribute to British rock. “She Never Sleeps” now sounds like an unreleased Rolling Stones song from the Let it Bleed period. On their side, the Hanging Stars give to the song “All Fallen Dawn” of the Americans the look of a classic of the alternative country music of the 90s (Beachwood Sparks, Jayhawks etc.). The project finds its obvious place in the Croque Macadam’s catalogue where already appeared collaborations between bands with similar interests (Forever Pavot and Calypso, Beat Mark and Proper Ornaments). 
Releases June 4th, 2021

Pressed on a limited edition of 300 black vinyl.” Out on our sister label Croque Macadam on June 4th 2021.