Local Reviews: Will Sartain

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Will Sartain
The Listening Booth
Ex Umbrella
Will Sartain = Redd Tape + the Partridge Family + (Sleater-Kinney � female vocals + male vocals)
Will Sartain's solo material has trappings of Redd Tape; as RT's main songwriter, that's to be expected. But Will seems to strip away some of the cutesy quirkiness that Redd Tape possesses in this album and his previous one and replaces it with about the same amount of pain and offbeat discordance, but painted with much more seriousness. The opening track, "This Winding Road," screams the kind of bittersweet angst that'll get under your skin and wriggle there until your skin bleeds raw. "Perspective" also has that same helplessly wistful feel. www.willsartain.com