So I've been following M Doughty on Twitter only to learn that he completely disavows Soul Coughing and the music he made with them. Whoa. Totally sincere and certainly within his rights but … it just made me want to hear "Sugar Free Jazz" again.
And so here we are, where most of the tracks are new or newish and where something of that repudiation vibe is discernible in a few of the lyrical storylines as well. Love songs that feint, duck, push back, demand a negotiation or a truce -- there's nothing here like the headlong rush of two people to embrace, no sense of refuge or comfort. Which, when you think about it, is pretty much what you’d expect in these fickle times: if online life has taught us anything, it’s that no one is obliged to meet our expectations as long as they can amuse or intrigue us.
Thanks to GiantStepDJ, Said the Gramaphone and RCRDLBL.com for helping to keep the show fresh, and to Poliça for the cedilla.