"Imagine Ian Curtis poised atop the Golden Gate Bridge humming "Gloomy Sunday" to himself quietly in the night, a distant look in his watery eyes. That mental picture ought to prepare you for Lazarus’s latest, Hawk Medicine (Temporary Residence), the most haunted and harrowing record you’ll hear all year. Though conceived and written as a full band, the earnest, naked vocals of Trevor Montgomery steal the show. It’s probably mere coincidence, as the two albums were recorded and released around the same time, but Hawk Medicine makes a perfect companion piece to PJ Harvey’s latest, White Chalk—both albums unnerving and sad, both brimming with rare beauty and delicate songs that appear to teeter on the edge of sanity. Fans of Xiu Xiu and Antony & The Johnsons, step right up and meet your new favorite band."
-James Jackson Toth