Your Daily Lick: Michael Zapruder

Dragon Chinese Cocktail Horoscope (Sidecho Records)



There's more than a hint of John Vanderslice in fellow local Michael Zapruder's third release: both make askew singer-songwriter songs as entrancing as their lyrics are fascinating. He also follows in the footsteps of Leonard Cohen, bore out by the spectral chorus of backing female vocals in nine-minute centerpiece "Black Wine."