This album hit me from the first listen. It is instantly danceable, beat driven music. Add in the sorta quirky vocal style of Thad Cockrell, it really is something. This sounds like a fresh new band with bright eyed kids in their early 20′s…only these guys have been playing (separately) for years! That ends up giving the album a very polished, slick sound, that could easily slide into being overwrought and too earnest. In this case, it does quite the opposite, and manages to have a little bit of fun.
The instrumentation and arrangements are very interesting and engaging. You are sort of drawn into the songs, and just when you think you are getting bored, they turn it into a new direction, surprising the listener once again. This band really pushes the indie rock boundaries, by actually pushing to make something lasting, while being entertaining and unique. Keep it up fellas, you have a great formula!