Mapache's Cosmic Collection of Cali Folk, 'Roscoe's Dream,' Out NOW

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Monday, June 13, 2022

Mapache — Clay Finch and Sam Blasucci's cosmic-folk band best known for their “quintessentially laid-back” tunes (UNCUT) and  “grooves so strong you can basically hear the sunshine” (NPR Music) — releases Roscoe's Dream on Innovative Leisure / Calico Discos. Brimming with the best of golden state folk, the band’s third LP of originals captures the sheer joy of sloppy face-kisses and sunny mid-afternoon walks between sweet harmonies and blissed-out guitar licks.

Listen to Roscoe’s Dream here.

On Mapache’s third LP of originals, the band’s 14-year-old Boston Terrier Roscoe takes center stage, scampering through a collection of deconstructed golden-age sketches, gentle rippers that pay homage to the DJ Art Laboe, and loving covers of Bo Diddley's "Diana" and Gabby Pahinui's "Kauai Beauty."

Having honed their distinct folk-western musicality on 2020’s From Liberty Street, Mapache’s Roscoe’s Dream proves that Blasucci and Finch’s chemistry, cultivated since they were young schoolmates, is alchemic. Calling in a handful of friends to play additional parts — including Farmer Dave Scher of Beachwood Sparks on melodica and lap steel plus Spencer Dunham of the Allah-las on bass — has allowed Mapache to expand their distinct style through the full-bodied musicality of a bigger band.

“Roscoe's Dream drips with escapist charm,” says Mojo in an all new four star review, while Shindig praises the duo as "wayfaring strangers with a penchant for evoking beloved sounds and moods of the past, Mapache have matured into an entity with its own accomplished sound."

Recent single “Light My Fire” is a cosmic cluster of unsuspecting, delicate sounds that feel like a smoldering daydream, a slow morning, or the sweet beginnings of a forever love. Listen here:

Roscoe’s Dream follow’s last year’s 3, a lovingly crafted collection of covers that Aquarium Drunkard praised for being “curated in the best possible way: tracks that still sound quintessentially Mapache." Mapache will be hitting the road for a string of West Coast shows this May and June — full dates below.


6/15 ❊ Costa Mesa, CA ❊ The Wayfarer

6/18 ❊ Bolinas, CA ❊ Smiley’s

6/19 ❊ Sacramento, CA ❊ Harlow’s

6/21 ❊ Albany, CA ❊ Ivy Room

6/22 ❊ Sonoma, CA ❊ Sebastiani Theatre

6/23 ❊ Nevada City, CA ❊ Crazy Horse

6/25 ❊ Chico, CA ❊ Duffy’s


7/12 ❊ Phoenix, AZ ❊ Rebel

7/13 ❊ Tuscon, AZ ❊ Hotel Congress Plaza

7/15 ❊ Fort Collins, CO ❊ Washington’s

7/16 ❊ Denver, CO ❊ Globe Hall

7/17 ❊ Salt Lake City, UT ❊ Commonwealth Room

7/19 ❊ Boise, ID ❊ Neurolux

7/21 ❊ Seattle, WA ❊ Sunset

7/22 ❊ Portland, OR ❊ Doug Fir Lounge

7/23 ❊ Vancouver, BC ❊ Wise Hall

7/24 ❊ Eugene, OR ❊ Sessions Music Hall

7/26 ❊ San Francisco, CA ❊ The Chapel

7/28 ❊ Pioneertown, CA ❊ Pappy & Harriet’s

7/29 ❊ Los Angeles, CA ❊ Zebulon

7/30 ❊ Los Angeles, CA ❊ Zebulon

Roscoe’s Dream Tracklist

I Love My Dog

They Don't Know At the Beach

Man And Woman

Asi Es La Vida

Pearl To The Swine

Polishing A Band



Light My Fire

Far Out of Ear Shot

Tend Your Garden

The Garden

Feel So Young

Tell Him

Casas De Sueños

Kaua'i Beauty

Love Can't Hold Me

Roscoes Dream