In a weird case of life-imitating-art-imitating-life, DANIEL MARTIN-MCCORMICK’s sophomore SEX WORKER full length, Waving Goodbye, coincidentally gets released on the very day he embarks on his transamerican relocation road trip from the Bay to Brooklyn. Waving goodbye indeed. Sad times for California, but at least his parting gift/LP is as haunting and poignant and vivid as these six dance-damaged life/love/loss anthems. A huge evolutionary pole-vault upwards from last year’s The Labor Of Love, here the SW art-pulse echo-anguish aesthetic has been refined and reborn into fresh neon-smeared street grime crooner ballads (“Cool Boy,” “Tough Love”), sprawling forlorn trancefloor fantasias (“Next To You,” “Honeymoon Babylon”), plus a killer loner-ized Corona cover. Recorded over several months in SF and mastered in Berlin, WG is clearly his peak achievement to date and we’ve been jamming the shit out of it. Live, he brings a bizarro entertainer/MC vibe to the proceedings so for sure go see him when he’s passing through yr zip code. Black vinyl LPs in jackets designed by Mr. DMM himself. Edition of 500.