Pistol In My Pocket by Dan Baker we saw a few submitted lists over 2013 passing . Quite remarkable because this record of the singer- songwriter from New England is very different from its predecessors Outskirts Of Town (2008 ) and Sad Song Junkie (2010 ) . Much rawer and hardly a classic singer- songwriter album. That ‘s all well in the vocals , which are much less calm and resigned , and the musical decoration which penetrates more in the foreground . Pistol In My Pocket sounds like a cry of despair , as if all Baker gȇne of throws off . Especially the first songs will be lovers of Baker ‘s earlier work might balk . For them , the farther down the album a lot more fun when the songs of Baker get something from an early Tom Waits . Recorded in a former temple of the Freemasons , which sometimes has achieved a spatial sound this Pistol In My Pocket In any case, a special plate , which Baker a new path appears to be taking . An intriguing record also that you are already doing wonder that Baker is next to come .

Hugo Vogel

(from dutch)

With his first two albums , which was published in 2008, ” Outskirts Of Town ” and two years later dating ” Sad Song Junkie” , blew the young American songwriter Dan Baker us all literally full of socks. We thought upon hearing his songs spontaneously to that of greats as Bob Dylan , John Prine and a Tom Waits . The man also presented himself as a whopper of a story teller with additionally a beautiful tune in the fingers . And then there was also that some separate , highly passionate voice of him! That really does fit well with the ” Sad Song Junkie” from the title of his second . And – be honest ! – Even with a lot of material from his new roll . That album , the recently published ” Pistol In My Pocket ” , allows the meantime again become more mature Baker speaking. Becoming a true master of his craft . Mercilessly he grabs you as a fan of the genre with songs about topics such as lost and regained love , betrayal , revenge and others . Songs , which also delicious raw , yet incredibly sound off . Really lived all well. In a word, captivating . With the absolute highlights in our opinion , the shamelessly in melancholy revolving piano ballad ” Coming Home ” , the truly even as careful Springsteenesk sounding ” One Of Them ” and the closing ” Not Gonna Say It ,” a broken heart wrapped in a thoroughly sad tune . Top – Americana ! Truly recommended from the bottom of our hearts !