Daniel Bachman has surprised-released a new short story collection called Sycamore City & Other True Stories, which comes with a companion soundtrack composed of a single 45-minute track. The song, titled ‘Cemetery Music’, is centered around a field recording made between two cemeteries along Crater Road in Petersburg Virginia. You can buy a PDF of Sycamore City & Other True Stories and listen to ‘Cemetery Music’ via Bandcamp.
“I hope this collection of stories helps to illustrate the cycles of violence, power, and occasional absurdity of the American experience,” Backman wrote in a press release. “How we live the same as it ever was, from the Virginia Company to the Amazon distribution center. To further emphasize the disposability of the American worker. And to highlight our shared human experience through the tired centuries. This collection of stories is dedicated to the spirits all around us, with the hope that reckoning with their painful past will help set us free.”
At the start of the year, Bachman released the covers album Lonesome Weary Blues, following up his 2021 full-length Axacan.