New one from the dude from Hot Water Music and The Draft, and it’s something of a departure. The album ranges from alternative rock to lo-fi indie to twangy folk, but the songwriting is solid and the production is excellent.
Given his punk rock pedigree, I’m surprised to find that I actually preferred the shoegazing tunes. Wollard’s voice seems to have been built for droopy-eyed world-weariness, and I found the vocal and shuffling rhythm-based tunes a lot more interesting than the few guitar/distortion-driven ones.
Bottom Line: Well-produced alt-rock and indie.
Notable Tracks: Reason In My Rhyme; In the Middle of the Sea; Oh, Whatever; You Always Leave