Thrift Store Cowboys fourth studio album could be called their post-arson period, as Daniel Fluitt and band wrote the record after a stranger torched their gear and merchandise-filled trailer parked next to Fluitt’s bedroom, nearly taking his life. Produced by Craig Schumacher (Calexico, Neko Case, Iron and Wine) Light-Fighter is ambient indie rock, haunted by a gothic spaghetti western spirit.
The Lubbock-based sextet, which includes Fluitt, Amanda Shires, Colt Miller, Clint Miller, Cory Ames and Kris Killingsworth have been touring for ten years. The Santa Fe Reporter says "If Sergio Leone had hired a band to soundtrack an adaptation of Lolita set in Deadwood, this is the first band he'd have called."
Thrift Store Cowboys kick off their album tour in LA at The Mint on September 11.
Listen to previously released tracks: Thrift Store Cowboys