As I ran through the nominees for the Emergent Idol contest, a reader from Kansas City kept mentioning the Khrusty Brothers, the latest side project of Waterdeep's Don Chaffer. How I missed this when it came out in late fall, I will never know.
Needless to say, I have been listening since it was introduced to me last week and I am impressed. A little stranger than your average Waterdeep album, the Khrusty's are a Traveling Wilburys or Swirling Eddies type creation, complete with costumes, back story and stage show. Luckily for all, the also have the songs to compliment the creativity.
While the album is no stronger than your average Waterdeep CD (this is a compliment actually), there is a stand out on the album. Sympathy for Jesus is the strongest song Don (or Waterdeep) has done since Both of Us Will Feel the Blast. Nothing I can say will do justice to actual song, so here is the YouTube version of it live (sans some of the good lyrics cut due to it being church, and all).