You can download all 12 tracks straight from the band’s Bandcamp page at the price of your choosing. They’re worth much more than zero dollars. Check them out! The better your speakers, the better your impression will be. These songs were obviously recorded well and meant to be experienced in a good listening environment.
The first track, “I Built A Shell I” is sort of misleading. Not knowing a thing about this band, I fully expected this to be a much more minimal, lo-fi, acoustic-only type of band. Turns out, this is just a really cool intro to the next song. Nice production idea!
“Built A Shell II” is very strong. The vocal melody continues from part one, but the production quality and instrumentation goes up. The drums on this track are incredibly interesting. There’s a certain softness in his voice that I’d call an acquired taste, but this is right up the alley of many, many listeners today. I’m enjoying it.
“The Last Word A Man Wants To Use” is another stand out on the album. Everything sounds so good. These folks are great at recording guitars and building big, anthemic soundscapes.
If you’re in Chicago, look for Fall Classic to play a show sometime!