In 2014, the Delines released their debut LP, toured Europe, UK and Australia and were heading towards album #2. Singer Amy Boone was hit by a car and endured nine surgeries over three years before becoming strong enough to record again. Former Richmond Fontaine leader, Willy Vlautin had songs waiting---less Americana and more Country Soul. As Q wrote, ''Vlautin is in majestic storytelling formconjuring more depth in a couple of verses than most writers in 300 pages.'' The Imperial melds his songs with Boone's voice and a crack band with horns for a result that is a grand step forward from the first album replete with emotional songs of worlds both romantic and lonely, desperate and hopeful. The effort is stunning.

In 2014, the Delines released their debut LP, toured Europe, UK and Australia and were heading towards album #2. Singer Amy Boone was hit by a car and endured nine surgeries over three years before becoming strong enough to record again. Former Richmond Fontaine leader, Willy Vlautin had songs waiting---less Americana and more Country Soul. As Q wrote, ''Vlautin is in majestic storytelling formconjuring more depth in a couple of verses than most writers in 300 pages.'' The Imperial melds his songs with Boone's voice and a crack band with horns for a result that is a grand step forward from the first album replete with emotional songs of worlds both romantic and lonely, desperate and hopeful. The effort is stunning.

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The Imperial
Artist: The Delines
Format: CD
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In 2014, the Delines released their debut LP, toured Europe, UK and Australia and were heading towards album #2. Singer Amy Boone was hit by a car and endured nine surgeries over three years before becoming strong enough to record again. Former Richmond Fontaine leader, Willy Vlautin had songs waiting---less Americana and more Country Soul. As Q wrote, ''Vlautin is in majestic storytelling formconjuring more depth in a couple of verses than most writers in 300 pages.'' The Imperial melds his songs with Boone's voice and a crack band with horns for a result that is a grand step forward from the first album replete with emotional songs of worlds both romantic and lonely, desperate and hopeful. The effort is stunning.