Aaron Freeman, ‘Marvelous Clouds’ (Partisan)
Release Date: May 8, 2012
Not an atom of irony to be found on Gene Ween’s glorious rediscovery of kitsch king Rod McKuen.
Devon Welsh has no interest in small talk. The Montreal-based songwriter, the bug-eyed and baritone half of art-pop duo Majical Cloudz, only seeks out sincere, high-stakes conversations — at least on record, if not in person. Welsh’s lyrics waste no time on pleasantries, on gently acclimating the listener to his preferred topics of discussion, which… More »