Since Monday I've been hearing on the radio that researchers, in their infinite wisdom, have determined this week to be the most depressing week of the year. But the worst part, my friends, is already over, because January 24th (which was yesterday) is the most depressing day of the year, so now things an only get better.
What better way to toast your impending happiness than with some music. Chase away those winter blahs with The Billie Burke Estate, the creation of singer-songwriter Andy Liotta. Liotta's attention to detail, and the inspired craftsmanship of his music sets The Billie Burke Estate apart from the rest of the pack. There's echoes of The Beatles in his arrangements, the wit of Elvis Costello in his lyrics, and a sense of fun that seems to be missing from a lot of peoples' iPods these days. And you have to admit that the irony in the song title for today's download just couldn't be ignored.
The Billie Burke Estate "Everybody's Gonna Die" [Let Your Heart Break, 2008, self-released]