fancy man is the new band name of timothy cushing, a fairly prolific singer/songwriter who never disappoints with the eclecticism and consistent quality of his albums. the first thing he sent me, 'hunting songs', was a strange world-folk journey, his next album, under the moniker 'the red rogue', was more of a down home indie folk situation. this one, as fancy man, seems to live up to that title, more of a proper singer/songwriter pop album.
it seems to recognize this with the first song being what i would call a 'los angeles song', reminding me a bit of warren zevon and van dyke parks. timothy's songwriting has always been fully fledged, but with this new incarnation he has pushed it into new dimensions. folky elements remain, especially in the home-spun production of 'dreams' (love this tune), but fancy man is timothy's fanciest look yet. recommended.
get it here.