Everyone loves a good backstory, and former Milwaukeean Eric Anthony White has a solid one: In 2016, after years spent playing in classic Milwaukee acts like Heathrow and The Virgins, White (along with his wife) up and moved to Lugano, Switzerland. There, he took a job as a high school teacher at a Swiss boarding school, rechristened himself The Quiet Canon, started writing new music, recorded said new music at home in Switzerland and in “an old cider press and farm cottage in Normandy, France,” and just released a record called She Said, It’s Me Or The Hindenburg. It’s a lovely record full of open-hearted lyrics and sparkling production perfect for falling in (or out of) love, and/or falling through space:
“Quarantine Love Song” is super-timely, of course, but tracks like the woozy “Stay A Little While” and the dark-night-of-the-soul confessional “The Purple Ghost” sound like hidden gems on your favorite mix CD from 2003. Also, White has laid out the history of She Said, It’s Me Or The Hindenburg in a handy timeline. Enjoy!