On her third album, Baby Dee bites back with a witty, sardonic and demented odyssey into her flamboyant pseudo-autobiographical baroque story. She’s a musical rogue and a savvy libertine that hints at a twisted, manic amalgamation of Nick Cave and Tom Waits with a deep, dark and direct vocal delivery. The ornate pianos, harps and violins are classically played, but through a jazzy, ragtime lens, making Safe Inside The Day both contemporary and antique. Party hardy poster boy Andrew WK appears throughout on bass as does Bonnie “Prince” Billy with backup vocals. (Drag City) –Matt Kiser