Thursday, April 03, 2008

CD of the Day, 4/3/08: Lo Fine-Not For Us Two

Lo Fine is Massachusetts' Kevin O'Rourke, and his latest, Not For Us Two, is a great find for fans of the early Pernice Brothers, Nada Surf and the new Gary Louris disc. In fact, if you can imagine Matthew Sweet fronting the Scud Mountain Boys, you'll have an excellent idea of the sound here.

Track after track on this disc reveals an understated aching beauty, and several stand out. The personal favorites here are "Words Like We", a lovely midtempo number that brings to mind Darren Jessee's Hotel Lights; the Overcome-by-Happiness-era Pernice sound of "Cemetery Road"; and the pedal steel-drenched "Remotely Together". The neighbors will never call the cops on you playing this disc, but it's the perfect soundtrack to a rainy morning or a late night wind down.

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