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Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics
Popular Mechanics


Los Angeles-bred "SoCal Country" singer Sam Outlaw will release a pedal steel-stamped, new wave-inspired record titled 'Popular Mechanics'. Solely writing seven of the album's 11 tracks, Outlaw fuses the sounds of his favorite artists of the '80s - Kenny Loggins, Cyndi Lauper, Tom Petty - with stories influenced by the great innovators of the 20th century and the engineers that make up his own family tree. The ambitious direction of 'Popular Mechanics' may seem like a sudden shift from Outlaw's country-leaning albums, 'Angeleno' (2015) and 'Tenderheart' (2017), which garnered appearances on CBS Saturday Morning's Anthony Mason, NPR, The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal and more, but the gears actually started turning in early 2018 after Outlaw shelved some new material he recorded in Southern California. Following his cross-country move to Music City that same year, Outlaw found unexpected inspiration during a visit from his father, a mechanical engineer, and it prompted him to shift his focus to the technological side of music creation. The epiphany came when he connected industrial machines with the role technology plays in recorded music. Growing up on the hits of the '80s, an incredible time of transformation in music history, he remembers everything came into focus for the album once he envisioned the title, 'Popular Mechanics`


  1. Name
  2. Here On a Mission
  3. Popular Mechanics
  4. Half a World Away
  5. For The Rest of Our Lives
  6. Sun Ain't Set
  7. Polyamorous
  8. Stay The Night
  9. Bad Enough
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