Boomkat Product Review:
This trio from Olympia, Washington deliver their second album via Post Present Medium, penning some seriously strong American alt. rock missives from the simplest of setups. Now joined by recently recruited drummer Reuben Storey, songwriting/guitar/vocals duo Dylan Sharp and Caroline Keith convene for a great follow-up to last year's Dim Light, said to be influenced by "The Byrds, Horses and Susan Sontag". Given the limited instrumental palette, the premise of alternating boy/girl front-persons keeps the dynamic of the album varied and continually shifting in perspective. Immediately, the one-two combo of opening numbers 'Feeling Good and 'Last Chants' confirms the calibre of this project: the former is a perfect '90s-style slacker anthem, drawing from the sounds of bands like Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh, while the latter is a hyper-melodic Caroline Keith-helmed number that proves you don't need a bucket of lo-fi scuzz, distortion and outlandish reverb to sound like a pertinent alt. rock band in 2010. Good stuff.