Don’t let the the cover of Daniel Romano’s Come Cry With Me fool you. Sure the digitally weathered album cover (what’s that?),Â hisÂ Nudie-style cosmic Americana getup and hipster ‘stache might lead you to dismissÂ Romano as peddler of glib irony. But judging album covers are a lot like judging book covers. When you listen to the songs you know this comes from a deeper place.
Born in 1987, during what Steve Earle called â€œNashville’s great credibility scare of the mid ’80s,â€ this Canadian visual artist, producer (City and Colour)Â and musician (with a history of punk and post-punk rock) uses his keening pitch to perfectly capture loneliness and heartbreak in “Middle Child, ” a tale of maternal abandonment.
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