Straw hat or no straw hat, there is no denying the brilliance of Michael Leviton's perfectly titled debut, My Favorite Place to Drown . The cover sticker says that Michael "sings the loneliest songs," but don't let that put you off. Of course, it's a clich� -- but as sure as G7 chords sound good resolving into D chords, Leviton's snarky uke-inspired lullabies will make you laugh from crying. Or something like that ... I'll be damned if this isn't one of the most pleasant surprises of the year so far. A summer record, with a broken heart, and a glass of lemonade -- a little too sweet, but hey, at least it's cold.