Donovan Quinn has a knack for packing remarkable clarity into just a few twisted fragments of verse.
His newest release with The 13th Month, titled Your Wicked Man, is about to see the light of day on both vinyl and CD. I’ve spent a good deal of time with this record, and I’m still not really sure where to begin. Whereas a lot of songs and albums are filled with happy fantasies and “everything’s gonna be alright” type sentiments, Your Wicked Man stands stripped of such predilections and bare.
Seen through people’s rooms, it explores disenchantment, loneliness, beauty, and longing, all with complete and utter honesty. Organs blur by multicolored and thick, choruses wash with heavy cymbals, suns burst, and acoustic guitars deftly navigate the abyss. Jason Quever and Donovan really did a number on the production, and its no wonder that this record will be seeing a vinyl pressing from the good people at Soft Abuse (I wish they would do the same for the first 13th Month record!) and a CD release by the legendary Shrimper Records. So, if you have a mind to, listen to a few tracks and pick up a copy of Your Wicked Man.