IFC.com's Grayson Currin writes:
Our Blood, Buckner's third for Merge, is worth the wait. Urgent but elaborate, it's a record that finds Buckner's baritone as fluid and forceful as it's ever been, backed by arrangements that strike the perfect balance between Spartan and swollen. In fact, as a Buckner devotee, I'm willing to claim it's his best since the 1997 landmark Devotion + Doubt. What's more, the second track, "Escape," might just be the best three minutes of music he's written since that album's "Ed's Song." Informed by recent years of working tough jobs in upstate New York and by his generally peripatetic nature, it's a resilient tune for temporary escape.
Download "Escape" right here, for the first time anywhere
Our Blood is available for pre-order on CD and LP now in the Merge store. Orders will include an album poster and a special Richard Buckner bumper sticker while supplies last.
Richard Buckner on tour:
July 29 Chicago, IL Schuba's
July 30 Milwaukee, WI WMSE 3rd Annual Radio Summer Camp
July 31 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club