Thursday, June 03, 2010


Disappointingly the 'P' stands for Paul. With a voice as dusty and epic as his home state of Texas and with pained songs of love, loss and regret, you'd expect something a bit more biblical from Micah P Hinson. However with a fundamentalist Christian upbring, chequered adolescence and then three full-length studio albums of bleak beauty, his middle name is the only prosaic thing about Hinson.

I've only had a couple of quick listens to new fourth album "Micah P Hinson and The Pioneer Saboteurs" but so far it lives up to the promise of being "drenched in strings and isolation". And if 'Take Off That Dress For Me' sounds similar to earlier records, then '2s and 3s' is a pointer to the direction where he is now pushing his cracked alt-country chamber-pop.

MICAH P HINSON - Take Off That Dress For Me by Pias France

Micah P. Hinson - 2's & 3's by fulltimehobby

Micah P Hinson is in the UK for three shows only (London last night, Glasgow tomorrow before heading to Spain and Italy). Tonight's Manchester show is at The Ruby Lounge with support from Lost Brothers ("a cosmic Everly Brothers") and advance tickets still available. Unlike his middle name, there will be nothing disappointing or prosaic tonight.

Micah P. Hinson - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

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