Forever Hasn't Happened Yet

The new solo album by the former bass player for the rootsy L.A. punk band X is a diverse collection of tunes about troubled souls, from the emotionally-charged acoustic number "Twin Brother" to the rocker about drug overdoses, "Ready." Like Doe's 2002 album Dim Stars, Bright Sky, this one also features a full complement of guest appearances including contributions by Neko Case, Grant-Lee Phillips, Kristin Hersh, and Dave Alvin. While each of Doe's friends add something special to the stew, it's Doe himself who makes this kettle boil with his terrific songwriting and world-weary vocals.

Mike Sauter, WYEP Music Director