HTC011 ROCKY VOTOLATO - suicide medicine

Format: 12"
Released: 2005
Pressinginfo: 700 copies (black vinyl)
CD Version: Second Nature

01.The Light and the Sound
02.Suicide Medicine
03.I'll Catch You
04.Automatic Rifle
05.Every Red Cent
08.The City Is Calling
09.Secrets of a Salesman
10.Prison is Private Property
12.Mix Tapes / Cellmates

Rocky Votolato's third solo full-length, Suicide Medicine is a stripped down and sparse masterpiece -- Rocky's voice soars across dark lyrical musings on family, love, music, and the conflicts that arise from his commitment to all three. Suicide Medicine shares commonalities with the new batch of twenty-something singer-songwriters of Rocky's genre, but Rocky surpasses them by channeling early Mark Eitzel, Richard Buckner, and the stripped down, poetic storytelling of Steve Earle and Joe Henry. Recorded and produced by Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla, Suicide Medicine's elegant pathos, compelling nature, and beauty intertwine somber ballads, acoustic laments, and driven rock, as Rocky's rich and unmistakable voice guides and caresses twelve new tracks.