Always a stranger

Cotton Jones, “Paranoid Cocoon” on Suicide Squeeze Records.

This is wonderful, wonderful, warm dark psyche-pop-rock-relaxed music. Michael Nau seems well suited here, moreso than Page France. This isn’t as cute, it’s more serious but it charms with its own characteristics rather than effort. Much of the record is sung in harmony, and this works perfectly. It’s got that gospel soul feel to it, but it’s slower and windier. I have a feeling that this will be one of the growers of ’09 on me. This is a record light on its feet, to say the least. Give it a whirl.

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