Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Mark Eitzel: Show Preview 

Wednesday, Oct 31 2012
Comments

"I Love You But You're Dead" is the first single from Don't Be a Stranger, the new album from American Music Club singer-songwriter Mark Eitzel, and a harrowing demonstration of his talents. Over a soft curtain of guitars, Eitzel describes going to a show, describing the night in rich detail — the beer-stained carpet, the plywood stage, the band "so loud they're lighter than air." But while the lyrics confirm the narrator's presence, the swirling, intoxicated feel of the music suggests that he's at a delirious distance from the action, alone even with the crowd. The chorus all but confirms it: "But when she signed my poster/ She wrote I love you .../ but you're dead," Eitzel sings. This eye for detail and sense of three-dimensional desolation run through much of the S.F. singer's music, making his new album cause for downbeat celebration.

About The Author

Ian S. Port

Related Locations

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed