North Americans are a duo from Los Angeles and Portland.

The project of guitarist Patrick McDermott and pedal steel player Barry Walker Jr. will return on April 07 with Long Cool World via Third Man Records.


“‘Classic Water,’ from Long Cool World out April 7, reassesses the duo's musical relationship. Gone are the guests that filled out the edges of [North Americans'] previous albums and, with it, a wallpapering sense of ambient layering. Instead, McDermott's fingerpicking bucks along at a low hum as Walker's pedal steel ornaments dots of melody. Everything's as gentle as a sunkissed stream, but the synths gurgling ominously just below the surface tint the go-easy atmosphere." —NPR

"top-drawer ambient Americana" —Uncut

“The record removes many of the collaborators that dotted 2020’s Roped In, instead focusing on the core dynamic between [guitarist Patrick] McDermott and constant foil Barry Walker’s pedal steel.” —Raven Sings the Blues

Current projects ︎ Animal HospitalKrillNorth AmericansPOP Montréal  Truth Club