It would be fair to say a new Micah P Hinson album has the power to make or break my year. Ever since I was lucky enough to pick up a copy of Baby and the Satellite on a whim around 4 years ago, the Texan singer’s crackling voice has provided the soundtrack to my life. Those familiar with his work will agree, this makes me a miserable bastard, but I’m strangely comfortable with that description.
So it was with a great deal of intrigue that I greeted the news that his latest album, his 5th studio record, was to be a 2CD covers album. I also worried a lot, as I tend to do, as an entire album of covers is not something many artists can pull off, possibly with the notable exception of Cat Power.