Anthony Sanders – “The Palm Of A Fault” (Stereogum Premiere)

The Island Of Misfit Toys leader Anthony Sanders released the very great album I Made You Something with his band in 2015, but he also has put out a lot of music under his own name over the years, and he’s collecting some of it on a compilation called Do Not Forsake Me: Selections From 2008-2013 in advance of a new solo record that will be out in the fall. “The Palm Of A Fault” is one of them — it was originally included on a conceptual suite of an EP called Devotion that was released in 2013, and features backing vocals from Dowsing’s Erik Czaja and Kittyhawk’s Kate Grube. If you’ve listened to Sanders’ main band, you know he has a knack for theatrics, and that talent extends to this track, which sounds epically repentant and remorseful as he reflects on a relationship that’s on the rocks but still has the possibility of working out. “We were wrong, in the palm of a fault/ I love you, and I’m sorry is all,” he sings. Later, he duets with Grube: “I don’t want the future/ I just want you, and you alone.” Listen and check out his upcoming solo tour dates below.

Tour Dates (w/ No Stranger)
05/25 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean (Downstairs)
05/26 Akron, OH @ Hive Mind
05/27 Rochester, NY @ Vineyard Community Space
05/28 Albany, NY @ Professor Java
05/29 Worcester, MA @ Negi Negi
05/30 Boston, MA @ Out Of The Blue Too
05/31 Hamden, CT @ The Space
06/01 New York, NY @ Aviv
06/02 Lancaster, PA @ Single File
06/03 Philadelphia, PA @ Pharmacy

Do Not Forsake Me: Selections From 2008-2013 is out 6/4 via Near Mint Records. Pre-order it here.