"Out To Lunch"
Following hot on the heels of his most excellent record, "Panic Rock," Rochester rocker Jon Lewis is back in with more thoughtful, guitar-infused introspection. Now, let me be the first one not to call Lewis a brainiac, but this clever cat's sound is smart on the parade that is "Out To Lunch." It's a big, loping march toward lyrical redemption, all couched in thick, tonally aces guitar work.
Weezer almost comes to mind when looking for a comparison, except for the fact that Mr. Lewis doesn't hide behind the music's irony or let it cover up his smirk and the tongue-in-cheek behind it. And with the music straddling experimentation and atmosphere, his voice is a study in sincerity and nonchalance. It's just enough medicine for what ails ya: six rockin' tunes with pervading melancholy and pop rock hooks that prevent things from being just about the dance. This is one beautiful lacquer cracker.