HTC011 Rocky Votolato - Suicide Medicine

Artist: Rocky Votolato
Released: May 2005
Format: LP
Pressinginfo: 700 copies black vinyl


01.The Light and the Sound

02.Suicide Medicine

03.I’ll Catch You

04.Automatic Rifle

05.Every Red Cent



08.The City Is Calling

09.Secrets of a Salesman

10.Prison is Private Property


12.Mix Tapes / Cellmates


Rocky Votolato’s third solo full-length, Suicide Medicine is a stripped down and sparse masterpiece — Rocky’s voice soars across dark lyrical musings on family, love, music, and the conflicts that arise from his commitment to all three. Suicide Medicine shares commonalities with the new batch of twenty-something singer-songwriters of Rocky’s genre, but Rocky surpasses them by channeling early Mark Eitzel, Richard Buckner, and the stripped down, poetic storytelling of Steve Earle and Joe Henry. Recorded and produced by Death Cab For Cutie’s Chris Walla, Suicide Medicine’s elegant pathos, compelling nature, and beauty intertwine somber ballads, acoustic laments, and driven rock, as Rocky’s rich and unmistakable voice guides and caresses twelve new tracks.