Burnside Album Details

Pickerel, Mark and His Praying Hands, Tess

Founding member of Screaming Trees, Neko Case, Kurt Cobain & Nirvana collaborator Mark Pickerel returns with a mood music masterpiece featuring members of Jack White, The Intelligence and the Mark Lanegan Band. His latest album, Tess, proves from the first sly, seductive note that you'll prove powerless to resist the charms of this barroom-prowling troubadour. Pickerel roams the treacherous terrain of romance like it’s the Wild West. Tess is tumbleweed noir - a dusky landscape littered with empty bottles and broken dreams, where bedrooms are ghost towns and love - while not exactly a battlefield - could easily land you in a jail cell. Tess is an album full of last waltzes for last call – impure siren songs, if you will. A seductive invitation to not play it safe. “If a coyote cut a record, it might sound a bit like Pickerel – lonesome and distant and wrought with earnest emotion.” No Depression