PARTING GIFTS, THE: Strychnine Dandelion: LP

The latest project from Greg Cartwright (Reigning Sound, Oblivians, Compulsive Gamblers and numerous others) with Coco Hames of the Ettes. Apparently, the band came together just to record a single for Norton Records’ Rolling Stones cover series but a full-length accidentally popped out. Cartwright continues to be a prolific songwriter (penning ten of the fifteen songs on the album) and there are no real duds here. The production sounds much like the latest Reigning Sound album (Love and Curses); very organ heavy. I actually kind of like this album a little more than Love and Curses. –Sal Lucci

 –guest (In The Red)