Just because Three Gut Records is no more and Gentleman Reg, who at one time was the label's guitar-slinging darling, has moved on doesn't mean his old songs have disappeared into the ether. Arts & Crafts has signed the sensitive songwriter and, before his new full-length gets released in February, put out a nine-song collection of some of his best work.
On Little Buildings you'll find the rollicking It's Not Safe, from 2004's Darby & Joan, and the haunting The Three Most Important Girls, from 2002's Make Me Pretty, among others of Reg's most memorable songs. Assists from the Constantines, Final Fantasy and Wooden Stars help make this a must-have disc for anyone interested in Reg Vermue.
That said, fans won't get much out of it; they already know these songs well. But this is a great primer for newbies.
Top Track: It's Not Safe
Gentleman Reg plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Friday (December 12).