Filth & Fire, the title of her new album, just about says it all. She's a perfect match with Austin producer Gurf Morlix. Gauthier does have a certain resemblance to Lucinda Williams, with whom Morlix has also worked, but there's a big difference: Rather than sounding like the crunchy thrum of Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, Gauthier's music is more akin to being dragged behind a car down that rough and rutted Southern trail. But she's so damn good at crawling through the wreckage of inhumanity that one comes away exhausted yet renewed. Or, in other words, this is true art as beautiful and chilling as Picasso's Guernica.