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The Suitcase Junket, Make Time (self-released)




The Suitcase Junket, Make Time (self-released)
CD Reviews: December 4, 2014

12/04/14
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



The Suitcase Junket, Make Time (self-released)

People, including whoever has the local bands beat at the Boston Globe, seem to have trouble classifying this Amherst, Massachusetts, one-man band, comprised of Vermont native Matt Lorenz. It hasn’t helped that he’s a delightfully quirky analog mess who can’t decide whether he should stick with his Chris Martin imitation or if he should go full-on Bon Iver — that’s what I get out of his third LP here, engineered by Pixies/Dinosaur Jr. guy Justin Pizzoferrato, and I could be wrong; maybe the hooty stuff is meant to get chicks and the infernally clangy, borderline-White Stripes stuff is dance-bait for any drunk, young or old, who comes within earshot. Tom Waits comparisons have abounded, and that might be what you’d go with if you were in my shoes, but his songs do have an abundance of melody for Everymen, not just festival crowds. Did I forget to mention there’s a Dylan aspect to it? Oops. A — Eric W. Saeger





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