Daytrotter a Day #34: Quieting Syrup (Released 02.06.10)
Stephen Howard has spent most of his life battling illnesses, and he eventually chronicled these experiences and emotions in a solo album, Songs About a Sick Boy. His vocals are what you'd expect: untrained, weak, and sad. But the mix on this session is awesome. The guitars sound fucking perfect. Kudos to engineer Mike Gentry for expertly capturing the smidgen of hope that otherwise would make this too depressing to listen to.