The Minus 5 – Killingsworth (Yep Roc / Outside Music)

M5.jpgThe eighth record from Scott McCaughey’s group The Minus 5 starts off on a relatively low-key note with ‘Dark Hand Of Contagion,’ an acoustic guitar track highlighted by some haunting steel guitar. Backed by members of The Decemberists on the remainder of the record, many of the other tracks retain a certain understated country-pop elegance (think The Beatles) that is well worth checking out. 

Highlights on Killingsworth include ‘The Lurking Barrister,’ the light-hearted feel of ‘It Won’t Do You Any Good ‘and ‘I Would Rather Sacrifice You’ as well as the playful ‘Your Favorite Mess.’

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