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In the ’00s, Durham-based singer-songwriter Brice Randall Bickford was
known for recording and performing his own country-inflected narrative pop
songs as The Strugglers. Under that moniker, Bickford released four LPs –
including two on the Madrid-based label Acuarela – and toured Europe and
Bickford’s latest album, Paro, contains nods to the art rock of the 1980’s
(David Sylvian, Roxy Music, Talk Talk). However, music fans will also
recognize the familiar sonic touchstones of Fleetwood Mac, late 70s AM
radio, and enigmatic 90s singer-songwriters.
Paro is the latest product of a fruitful creative partnership between
Bickford and producer Scott Solter (The Mountain Goats, Spoon, Superchunk).
Previously, the two worked together on Bickford’s eponymous 2011 LP. Paro
also features collaborations with arranger/keyboardist Alex Lazara (The
Prayers and Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers) and Ash Bowie (Polvo).
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