New LITA Release | Willie Thrasher’s ‘Spirit Child’

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Today we present to you a full album by one of the artists featured on our Native North America compilation: Spirit Child by Canadian Inuit singer-songwriter, Willie Thrasher.

In the late sixties, Thrasher formed one of the first Inuit rock bands, The Cordells. They played mostly contemporary music and cover songs. By the mid-seventies however, Thrasher changed his musical style when he turned to his Aboriginal roots and political issues for inspiration.

In 1981, Thrasher recorded his psych-folk debut LP, Spirit Child, where we hear echoes of Neil Young and Creedence Clearwater Revival injected with Native consciousness, storytelling, poetry, history, and ceremony. While three tracks from this record were featured on our acclaimed 2015 Polaris Prize-nominated compilation, Native North America (Vol.1), we are very excited to present the rest of this beautiful and important album.

 

Click the video above to hear “We Got To Take You Higher” from Spirit Child.

  • Now up for preorder; avail. for immediate purchase 10/30
  • “Burnt Orange” wax pre-order edition limited to 200 copies

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