The Minus 5 – Old Liquidator – Review

The Minus 5

Old Liquidator (ESD)
by Nik Rainey

Featuring Scott McCaughey, lead singer for the way underheralded Young Fresh Fellows. It’s likely that this side project, recorded with members of the Poises, Walkabouts, NRBQ, and some guy named Peter Buck, will slip under your hepster radar without a blip. Your loss, Pepe. This is unwimpy folk-pop cheese of a high order, with an array of acoustic instruments (wail on that bouzouki, dude!), a skewed spurt of horns, harp, raunch guitar, and some morose (but witty) lyrics. Abject melancholia you can tap your foot to.