Helping Hitchcock on the album are Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. (Hitchcock even duets with Welch on the blues-gospel number "Demons & Friends.") Throughout the set, Welch and Rawlings offer a visceral, rustic backing for Hitchcock's gentle British croon and otherworldly subjects. Whether contemplating the devil's fish-bowl eyes on the late-night lullaby "Television," or promising "I'll bring you fat juicy worms" on the delta-blues rave-up, "We're Gonna Live in the Trees," Hitchcock fashions a bizarre world that bears a strange resemblance to our own.
-- Chris Parker
Robyn Hitchcock plays Smith's Olde Bar Sunday, Oct. 31.
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