Plays & Sings Torch'd Songs, Charivari Hymns & Oriki Blue-Marches
Track Listing 1. Lonesome Eyes 2. City Woman 3. In Yellow Moonlight 4. Slow as the Sun 5. Mt. Venus 6. The Politics of Sway 7. On the Beach 8. To Be Known Chris Lee Plays & Sings Torch'd Songs, Charivari Hymns & Oriki Blue-Marches was co-produced by Steve Shelley, who also lent his percussion skills to half the album's tracks. Recorded at Sonic Youth's studios and at Easley-McCain in Memphis, the album mines a lower-key vibe, based primarily on acoustic guitar, upright bass, and Lee's remarkable throatwork. Highlights include "Lonesome Eyes", a shuffling anthem replete with 70s horns, "In Yellow Moonlight", which imagines Ali Farke Toure accompanying Nick Drake, and a daring cover of Neil Young's "On The Beach", featuring ace guitarist Smokey Hormel.