Cork & Monkey
The pride of early aughts Bloodshot Records — where you could find Neko's releases stateside, as well as luminaries Kelly Hogan and Alejandro Escovedo — and former Neko Case touring band, Toronto's Sadies blessed us with this three song gem that unconventionally sports a two song A side and a lone burner on the back. From the whimisical cow-surf of "Cork & Monkey" to the maudlin melodrama of "Village of Horseheads" and finally onto the epic, almost-stoner rock angle (to more than a few of us, really!) of "The Curdled Journey", this is rollicking trademark Sadies at its finest.
Plus, you'll find Kid Congo Powers (Starlite Desperation, Knoxville Girls, Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds) joining the Brothers Good (Dallas and Travis), Mike Belitsky, and Sean Dean on the final track for good measure.