RIYL: Mac Demarco, Washed Out, Blackbird Blackbird

Label: Soul Step Records

Baltimore singer-songwriter Tom McLean has been shaping his summery psych pop arrangements as Modern Nomad since 2015, putting out a CD EP in 2017 and a digital-only full-length in 2018.  And now, Mr. McLean enters the world of vinyl with his sophomore release Bardo on Soul Step Records. Dreamy, warpy and effortlessly chiiiilllll, Bardo sounds like Mac Demarco and Washed Out’s middle brother, a tasteful blend of shimmering guitars and and enough sweeping synths to push back the fall as far as possible and keep that summer buzz going full blast.

While the album may be a mere 7 tracks, the entire b-side has a collection of instrumentals, demos and acoustic versions exclusive to this vinyl release. Soul Step Records only has a handful of the bubblegum pink variant left, so take a listen to the entire album on Spotify below and grab a slab after the ‘buy’ link.

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Modern Nomad “Bardo”


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Price $21

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