A Stich in Time – Daily Copper

Greg Dulli’s Twilight Singers project features two guest vocalists on its latest EP release, A Stitch in Time. Mark Lanegan lends a dark intensity and rhythmic vitality to the mysterious ballad “Live with Me” and the loping mid tempo rocker, with an oh-so-tasty bass line, “Flashback.”

The highlight of the disc is “Sublime,” which features Joseph Arthur. The song mirrors the finely layered arranging touches found on Arthur’s solo albums, with soaring guitars, a soulfully sung verse, and stacked vocals on a memorable chorus.

The two songs featuring the core band, “They Ride,” and “The Lure Would Prove too Much,” do not suffer from their lack of guest participation. The former is a sturdy hard rock workout with a suitably strenuous guitar solo. The latter is a melancholy, affecting ballad with a caterwauling coda. If Twilight Singers’s next full length lives up to the promise of this taster course, it will be strong fare indeed. – Christian Carey

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