It’s been nearly a decade since the last Chamber Strings record of any kind, 2001’s acclaimed Month of Sundays album on the now defunct Bobsled Records imprint, yet somehow Kevin Junior hasn’t missed a beat. Backed by the same lineup that recorded the aforementioned release, these two new songs on the limited edition “I Come Apart (A Tragic Comedy)” 45 (yes, I still have a turntable!) are wonderful snippets of Junior’s melancholic magic. The title track and the equally impressive flipside, “The Check-Out Girls,” are epic, orchestrated pop songs that hold their own with anything in the Chamber Strings arsenal. One can only hope that this is just a teaser for a forthcoming full-length. In any case it’s great to see these guys back.
The Chamber Strings limited edition 7" single!