David Mead made some noise with RCA about a decade ago and won well-deserved praise for his debut The Luxury of Timewhich, ironically, was precisely what the New York-based singer-songwriter didnt have with RCA. He was dropped after his 2001 follow-up Mine and Yours, and it wasnt until 2004 that he released his third lungblast of mellow gold, Indiana. In 2006, Mead released his best (and most ambitious) record to date, Tangerine, on his own Tallulah Media. Since he moved back to Nashville two years ago from Brooklyn, word around town has been that Meads been readying a new disc. For once, at least, theres what the military calls actionable intelligence in all that chatter: Meads new Almost and Always (Cheap Lullaby) should be available at tonights Basement gig. Get thee to a CoinStar machine, stat.
Sat., Sept. 5, 9 p.m., 2009