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Bitter Bitter Weeks – “Revenge ” – [My Pal God Records]

mitch   8/30/2006   A Library, CD

Producer/recording engineer Brian McTear (who of
late has recorded MAZARIN, CAPITOL YEARS, etc.)
used to front a band called MARINERNINE; this is the
second LP from BITTER BITTER WEEKS (following the
self-titled debut of 2003), again featuring partner Amy
Morissey. Along too, are a batch of crack Philadelphia
musicians such as Beth Case (SHE-HAW) & her backing
voice, pianist Brian Christinzio + drummer Ruth Keating
(MALARKIES). Romping ( # 3 – LANGUAGE), living for
the moment ( # 5), pensive ( # 10) and generally quite
desolate ( # 2, 6, 9, 11) throughout, McTear succeeds
with a talent for songwriting and sparse underproduction
(in the vein of Tim Kasher/Jason Molina/Will Scheff)
that is way above average. Live LUCYS cover ( # 7); anti-
war anthem ( # 1). Grim & courageous. R.I.P. Sara
Weaver (SWISHER).

MITCH October 2004

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