Label: Ernest Jenning
If I had to describe their sound in one phrase, it would be "a more upbeat Death Cab For Cutie." It would probably be best categorized as Indie Pop/Rock, with a easy-on-the-ears sound, lots of melody, and a good instrumental depth. One can get a sense of that by investigating the band's lineup:
James Craft - Accordian, Guitar, Lead Vocals
Devon Press - Bass, Guitar, Accordian and Vocals
Ted Lattis - Guitar, Vocals
Brady Miller - Drums, Vocals
Daniel Baer - Violin, Vocals
I have to say, I am actually fairly impressed with this album. The whole thing was assembled very well, with a great flow that keeps you interested, some well-designed transitions between tracks, and sleek production. It doesn't give you the feeling that they just threw whatever songs they had written into a box and shook it up (maybe that's what they did, but it doesn't sound that way). Often times when I listen to what is termed "indie" music, it is too electronic or too lo-fi. These guys are just a straightforward band who know what they are good at, and make good sounding, straightforward music.
There's really not a bad track on the album. Most are upbeat, and all of them fully utilize their entire instrumental spectrum, with the strings featuring prominently, and a very clear guitar sound.
Here is the track list:
|4||Wash on By||3:46|
|6||My New Home||4:55|
|7||Where You Want to Go||2:17|
|8||There's Only Love||4:14|
|9||the Mountain Song||5:41|
|10||the Wedding Song||2:55|
|11||Shapes in the Sky||3:57|
|12||Mean That Much||4:04|
Alas, this might be their last album. A couple weeks ago, they announced they are breaking up in December.