chuck perrin is a singer/songwriter and the proprietor of a performance space in san diego. his latest album is called 'the yearn'. this set of topical modern rock tunes starts with lyrical gauntlet being thrown down...'it's an asshole world'.
hard to argue with that in many ways. the production on 'the yearn' reminds me of the late career styles of great 60's singer/songwriters in a comforting way...smooth guitars, funky bass, heavy drums, gospel singers. good stuff. here's a youtube playlist of the album for a preview.
you can get a copy from chuck's website.