This one isn't an easy listen, but it has some fantastic songs on it. Inspired by "I Am Here For You" from "A Failure," here's a playlist of songs about pain, featuring Vic Chesnutt, The Velvet Underground, The Twilight Sad, Japan, and PIL, among others.
Here's the third playlist based on a song from "A Failure." This time it's "Relationships," inspired by "The Comet I Was Waiting For," and contains songs by Fiona Apple, Kevin Quain, Soft Cell, The Mountain Goats and The Blue Nile.
My series continues with the second playlist on a theme inspired by a song on the new album; this time, to complement "Not A Lot Of Blood," we're looking at unreliable narrators. It took a lot of restraint not to just post twenty Randy Newman songs. What are your favorite songs in which you can't trust the singer?
This is the first of eight playlists each based on a song from "A Failure." First up, for "Saul's Blood (A Dream)": Dreams And Visions.
The first round of album reviews are here, and we couldn’t be happier.
In this interview for Vents Magazine, I talk about the new record, unreliable narrators, Christian Kiefer, Nick Cave, fatherhood, alt-country music, and, yep, failure.