Fresh out of my brain’s oven is my Prime Parent Club review of Stephin Merritt’s new B-sides compilation, Obscurities. Here’s an excerpt, and if you like what you read, click here to read the whole dad-blasted thing. I promise it’s fun!

Stephin Merritt has a way of clinging to my brainstem as though it’s a vine in a jungle, and he’s a monkey bent on boosting all of the bananas in my brain. Since I am completely and totally bananas – my wife will freely attest to my apelike nature – my brain is a place where Merritt and his melodies are free to swing from thought to thought and tree to tree like so many synaptic Tarzans.