by Megan Reilly
saki051 - 2012
After a five year wait, the enigmatic Megan Reilly returns from our last ghostly encounter with her captivating music to present us with a new album that holds a creative leap born of great, unexpected personal transformation. With her band of aces, Steve Goulding (d-Mekons), James Mastro (g-Bongos), and Tony Maimone (b-Pere Ubu) joined on two songs by the masterful Lenny Kaye, Megan still conjures an enveloping cross between emotive Irish fatalism and Southern Gothic macabre. For the first time, though, her musical tone and lyrical focus portray an urgent sense of hope wrought by love.