By SCOTT WILSON
Since reuniting in 2004, AMC has changed rhythm sections, but Eitzel's low wail remains the same. And the man's songwriting -- bitter laments, scathing self-reproach, acerbic political reprovals -- has only sharpened. No one song conveys the cumulative effect of an AMC album or an Eitzel performance, but check this one out anyway and reserve May 5 on your calendar.
American Music Club: "All the Lost Souls Welcome You to San Francisco" MP3, courtesy of Merge Records
*probably at Harling's, not "Harding's"