Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013
The Fall and Further Decline of the Mighty King of Love (Palookaville Records)
Whether or not the legends surrounding Phil Lee as a Cain-raising outlaw are true, his songwriting is infused with genuine grit and he sings his compositions with authenticity. His thoughts on broken love and living out of a suitcase are brought to life on tracks that distill commanding soul, bluesy rumination and country twang into potent Americana rock. Lee treats the boundaries between genres as figments of someone else’s imagination.