Dan Reeder is an incredibly cool, and incredibly bizarre, singer/songwriter that I stumbled upon in Rolling Stone, of all places. His debut album is on Oh Boy Records and he fits in well with his "folkie" labelmates Todd Snider and label owner John Prine. His songs are a great mix of folk, blues, gospel (!) and funk. Reeder is solely responsible for every part of this album from writing and production to playing all the instruments and vocals. More than a few of his songs feature multiple vocal harmonies all sung by Reeder in a whispery, ghost-like voice. But what makes the album truly unique and organic is that he built every instrument used on the album, drums and amplifiers included. My first listen had me chuckling at songs like "My Little Bitty Pee Pee" and "Food and Pussy" gave me the impression that Reeder's just a quirky guy with a little talent who likes to screw around with Protools; a middle-aged, high school english teacher version of Ween. But songs like "Here in the Kitchen" and "Havana Burning" show the depth of Reeder's songwriting and prove that he's more than an oddity.