Marq DeSouza Temporary Redemption

Solarbaby's writer/front man has assembled a mixed bag of tunes that didn't make the cut onto the upcoming official band release. With most of the instrumentation performed by DeSouza himself, the meaty leftovers include an incisive gem, "Don't Go Shooting Horses," that hits you between the eyes with its refreshing take on love's redemption. As always, the lyrics grab the focus ("Felt her kiss to the roots of my teeth," from "Bleeding on the Inside"), but DeSouza does play a mean slide guitar that rivals Elmore James on the irresistibly rollicking "Raze the Living Dead!" (Independent)