“The Real Deal” by The Deslondes


To garble up a real deal song mosey towards “The Real Deal,” a bouncy country jam by The Deslondes (formerly Sam Doores + Riley Downing + The Tumbleweeds). My guts with them outside that barn. Here you get the band in their slick goodness melding, led by Sam and Riley and their sweet country hums walking the lonely train tracks together. The necessity to sometimes go away / The necessity sometimes to sing. I like my spirit songs, the songs I loop back to, recuperate inside of, and boogie with, to be infectious and bold like this track. It’s been a good while since I’ve heard a heartbreak beat pulse with this sorta gusto, from the dumps with a somehow joyous oomph. When they cry, “Words you should have written/in those letters that you wrote,” I see a dust cloud called sincerity rise up over this here bean field and I continue on.

-Tyler Gobble

TGOBTyler Gobble is chapbook editor for Magic Helicopter Press, new editor-in-chief of NOÖ Journal, & the host of the Everything Is Bigger reading series in Austin, TX. He has dropped a few of chapbooks, with a full-length plopping this fall from Coconut. He is stoked to be a new poetry fellow at the Michener Center for Writers. More at tylergobble.com.

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