For lone rangers like Beat & Path label boss Uone and Western, the mission is clear: staying on the cosmic trail is the way of the cowboy. For the past twelve months these two have been deep in the studio forming their debut LP, The Lone Wranglers. The album’s sonic mission ventures to be a fusion of galactic electronic music rolled in the steampunk spirit of the American frontier. It’s a genre they like to call indie-disco and the sound is one straight out of the Black Rock City playa.
With only a few weeks until the ten-track epic sees its full release, Uone and Western starts the countdown via three singles taken from the LP. The first track teaser comes in the form of “Last Showdown,” an elevating experience complete with a remix from fellow psychonauts, Desert Dwellers. Thick with vocal smoke, harmonica whisps, and swashes of slide guitar, “Last Showdown” is a blueprint on how to become the hero in your own story. The track feels fluid and fearless, like a cure for the future blues.
For the remixed version of the track, Desert Dwellers slap on their brand of anti-gravity melodies, confidant guitars, indigenous instrumentation, and rattlesnake shakers. The result is a deeply Western feel that harkens back to the dusty days of saloons, goldrush, and Western expansion. More than anything else, the remix contains a healing potential which is very real.