Some music makes you go "wow". That's pretty rare. Mr. Softy by Ethan Lipton + his Orchestra is an album which takes you back to a few decades to the cabaret age, when singers spoke their mind. All songs sound sweet, but the contents bite.
Band leader Ethan Lipton is obviously enjoying himself immensely and so is his band. If you own a speakeasy or a night club in the greater area of New York, book them.
Tell it like it is, Ethan. All together now:
Your lover is a fucker
your lover is a drunk
he's no one's favorite person not even his own mother's
but that does not excuse him for making us all suffer
your lover is a fucker
and the fucker must be gone
Ethan Lipton: lead vocals
Eben Levy: guitar, percussion, synthesizer, vocals
Ian M. Riggs: bass. vocals
Vito Dieterle: saxophones, flute, hand claps, vocals