MATTHEW SWEET & SUSANNA HOFFS’ “Under the Covers, Vol. 2”

July 21st, 2009, 2:04 pm by Greg

underTheCovers(Shout Factory, 2009): Standing there watching the Cowsills in concert at the Empire State Plaza a few weeks ago, Sara complimented Susan Cowsill by suggesting that she sounded like Lonesome Val Haynes. I agreed, and hyphenated the assessment to Lonesome Val-meets-Susanna Hoffs.

The next day, I walked into the WAMC radio station, where Ray Graf handed me this album without any prompting whatsoever. It felt kinda cosmic.

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