By Zach Hale
Former Harlem penman Michael Coomer has a new project, and thank God. There had been a gaping punch-drunk slacker pop void in my life — filled previously by Coomer and his Harlem cronies — but I’ve since found solace in Lace Curtains. On “Bedroom Honesty,” Coomer sounds as creepy, funny and engaging as ever, exploring themes of human desire, insignificance and apathy with cunningly wry wit: “Teeth-mark bruise on your arm / That’s what I gave you / No chocolates in a heart / Just the same old screw.” Yet it wouldn’t be a Coomer number without hooks — and “Bedroom Honesty” has a good one. Between this and “High Fantasy” (featured prominently on our Summer Mix), the guy’s got us pretty excited about his upcoming album, coming to your bedroom later this summer.
From The Garden of Joy and the Well of Loneliness; Out in July via Female Fantasy.