Songs You May Have Missed #624

Jeremy Messersmith: “Organ Donor” (2010)

Gifted Minneapolis-based indie singer-songwriter Jeremy Messersmith can drop a devastating lyric line into an understated arrangement or find a fresh metaphor that makes you laugh out loud at a heartbreaking truth. After his first LP caught the ear of twin cities vet Dan Wilson of Semisonic, Wilson produced Messersmith’s second release, The Reluctant Graveyard, which made multiple year-end best-of lists for 2010.

Wilson and Messersmith make effective use of spare accompaniment at times. The video for “Organ Donor” has an effective barebones arrangement too…

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