Release Date: Oct 10, 2006
Record label: Jade Tree
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Singer-Songwriter
Despite being involved in so many projects -- which include the expansive psych pop of the Earlies, the Americana-tronica of the Late Cord, and his work under his own name -- Micah P. Hinson crafts a distinctive sound for each of his musical outlets. Hinson's solo work is rootsier and a little more straightforwardly singer/songwriter than that of the Earlies or the Late Cord, but only just.
Micah P Hinson, a resident of Abilene, Texas, ticks all the boxes you need in your gothic Americana. He's got the backwoods birthplace, and this album was recorded with Hinson addicted to prescription painkillers. The bad news for those who have tired of nice American boys moaning about the wolves coming down off the mountain, and how hard it is to bury mama in the frozen earth, is that here is another.
A former skate punk raised in a fundamentalist Christian household, Micah P. Hinson was touched early in life. Briefly paralyzed last year, MPH's subsequent back surgery left him dependent for a time on a psychotropic cocktail of codeine, Soma, Xanax, and Neurontin. Fortunately, the 24-year-old's slow recovery in his hometown of Abilene came with friendlier aid from musicians recruited to record there, including Crooked Fingers' Eric Bachmann.