Thursday, 4 June 2009


This very limited 7' single of Bust, only 250 copies, comes from Abstentee's front man new project, Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards, and it's a beautiful song that would inevitably remind you Bill Callahan's Smog. The song starts little by little, starting with just a soft guitar pluck and his extremely beautiful low voice adding the rest of the arrangements as the song moves forward. This is the standout track from his first LP Saltwater and the only way you can get this song on vinyl. The vinyl comes in a beautifully hand-painted carton envelope, the type of envelope people use to send 7' singles on ebay if they are slightly professional, and it's only available through the label's website at Memphis Industries. The single is backed by Now I'm a Coastguard, another of the best songs on the album. I particularly consider these two songs better than anything he's done in his main project although the album is not as good as what you can expect after listening to these songs.


april5k said...

Hey, I've been following your blog for a bit, I was wondering would you be down to do a review for my band's album and post a track or two? We just got back from an east coast/midwest tour and we're about to do a mini-tour with DC's The Points. Let me know, I would be stoked! april5k at gmail dot com

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