Release Date: Aug 21, 2015
Record label: Rune Grammofon
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Mudflowers is the third long player from HP Gundersen's ever-evolving recording project the Last Hurrah!!. As with the noted Norwegian producer's first two albums under this moniker, the band is completely different this time out and so is the music. This set directly references Los Angeles, particularly its country-rock scene, though Gundersen couldn't resist weaving in some British-flavored psych pop, blues, and even a little soul.
Norway's second city, Bergen, acted as a net for much of the music and culture that spilled out of America in the 60s. Similar to its west-coast counterpart in the UK, Liverpool, the Bergen music scene arrived packed onto cargo ships from the States. 70s bands like Rune Walle's Flying Norwegians looked across the Atlantic at the surf scene and the country-tinged rock of The Eagles, more in thrall to Dylan's twisted American narratives than the native folk music that had existed for centuries on the western-board of Norway.