Boomkat Product Review:
Another very fine album from songwriter Tom Brosseau, this time co-produced by Ethan Rose and Mice Parade's Adam Pierce. Posthumous Success builds on the more stripped sounds of prior albums Empty Houses Are Lonely and Cavalier, only to resituate Brosseau's music in a more embellished, backed-up environment. "Tom Brosseau's first new album of studio material in two years and his third FatCat full length release. It is conceptual, modern, playful, sometimes fun, dark, revealing - a very beautiful record that we are very proud to release. The album could be a set of stories or books on one's shelf: the opening and closing tracks, Favourite Colour Blue - the same song - not the device of reprise, rather equal opposites or bookends. Tom evokes the simultaneous poignant darkness and simple resignation of pre-war North America with all the authenticity of a first-hand witness, but the songwriting is indelibly imbued with youth. We have - in this album - Tom's fullest record to date: an enchanting sabbatical from the predominantly vocal and guitar/ all-acoustic recordings of previous records and a compelling nod to a more immediate musical environment."