New and Notable Releases
THE WALKABOUTS Ended Up A Stranger (Glitterhouse/Fusion III) Rating: NNNN Rating: NNNN
From the first string sweep, you’re into another wide-screen noir epic of an album from Seattle’s Walkabouts. Ended Up A Stranger’s taut dramatic action concerning the trauma of loss and dislocation could very well be autobiographical for a group out of place and out of time. Fans of the darker ambitions of the Tindersticks, the Handsome Family and Lee Hazlewood will find the cinematic intrigue of Ended Up A Stranger oddly fascinating.