The day after catching Langhorne Slim at Schubas in Chicago, we were lucky to have him in the studio with his band The War Eagles. And yes, Slim was still rocking the fedora.
After bullshitting about NYC while they set up, the boys settled in without missing a beat from the previous night’s set. We got things going with the closing track, called “Hummingbird,” off of Langhorne Slim’s most recent self-titled album. The boys then cruised through 3 more and looked to be winding down, but they were running on all cylinders and decided they could squeeze in a couple of more.
After a quick smoke break, the boys came in and kicked out “Worries” and then struggled with what else to play. I threw out “Collette,” which is my favorite track on the album. I saw Langhorne Slim play it solo the night before, but really wanted to hear the band backing him up. After a quick hiccup, the boys reloaded and did a killer version.
This is one of the more soulful sessions I’ve been to. Slim and The War Eagles kick out such a cool vibe that its hard not to get caught up in it when you’re watching. Both the show and the session were amazing and Langhorne Slim will be an artist to watch for years to come.