Record Review: On His Solo Debut, Mike VM Is The Happiest Man on Earth

The former Everymen frontman marinates in contemplation and complex emotions on his latest LP.

For the past several years, New Jersey-born Chapel Hill transplant Michael Venutolo-Mantovani has served as frontman for the raggedly lovable Everymen, a commendably unhinged garage and blue-eyed soul outfit. The band’s take-no-prisoners live sets and general sense of abandon narrowly obscured an attention to cerebral songcraft and a latent sentimental streak.… …read more