“Ghost Town Lounge” C40
(Hem & Lock Tapes)

This tape should have been titled “Bar Fight of One”. The Information Superhighway says that pretty much just one “Kristo” played all the honky-tonkin’ instruments on this album. Recording them at home. In just one month. Hot damn! Expertly played whiskey-drenched guitar solos, classic ivory-ticklin’, tongue-in-cheek sentiments and clever lyrics. If you’re still pissed about Silver Jews breaking up or Michael Hurley not making it to your town, this might cheer ya up.

- - Jacob An Kittenplan