Compact Capsules by Dan Ferguson
It's been since 2006 that we last heard from Joe Pernice. He has been busy what with penning a novel ("It Feels So Good When I Stop") and its accompanying soundtrack. No stranger to the indie pop world and specifically his inclination for top notch bummer songs, Pernice knows how to strike a chord. Continuing work under his Pernice Brothers moniker, on the new Goodbye, Killer he garners a talented cast of regulars to fuel his dreamy, if sometimes disheveled, pop tunes adorned with their subtle touches of wood and twang. It's a quick moving record on which Pernice's musings run the gamut revealing a staying sweetness that begs repeated plays. Visit www.pernicebrothers.com.
(Dan Ferguson is a free-lance music writer and host of The Boudin Barndance, broadcast Thursday nights from 6 - 9 pm on WRIU-FM 90.3. He lives in Peace Dale and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.)