Tom Savage Brand of Sympathy

Tom Savage's Brand of Sympathy isn't so folky that it makes you run screaming, and this second self-release has enough twang to make it gentle on your mind, but not hurt so much that you cry in your beer. No fake accents or false emotions, Savage is lyrically honest and simple. He doesn't make grandiose statements about the world outside, but relies on life in general and how he lives it. Brand of Sympathy won't change your life, but it will make a Sunday afternoon a little sunnier and the silly everyday bickering less melodramatic. Look for Tom Savage at a coffeehouse near you, and buy him a pint. (Independent)