Slightly jangly folk that goes at an unhurried donkey’s pace, “Thugs and China Dolls” has some unexpected gems. If you can get past the vocals that are simultaneously high, nasal, and mealy-mouthed, the lyrics are smart and the simple banjo-and-drums accompaniment can be cute.
To be honest, this doesn’t have repeat playability for me, but it filled the silence fine enough.
Bottom Line: Nerdy and mediocre but sweet-natured folk
Notable Tracks: Meet You At The Bus, Crooked Mouth, When The Sky Breaks