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with Guster, this is the thinking man's pop band that held the mantle as the most
tuneful indie out there, that is until they signed with Sony, where they seem
to be struggling to get adult alternative radio attention. Things were so much
simpler when they were on Sugarfree.
qualities include gorgeous-though-unpretentious vocals, big melodies and an easy-going
rock swing. I'm reminded of Todd Rundgren in his glory years, when he couldn't
miss the ball no matter how fast it was coming toward him (and those days are
when they have something to say like the picture of domestic unbliss, "Go
Get the Cops," with the lines "Before you go out / In saturday's
best / I want the house / The house is a mess." Or "Hey, So Long
(Ohio)" where Scott Levesque's slurred delivery belies a personal story that
makes you want to listen closer. Overall, not as good as Guster or when they were
on an indie, but still worthy of radio or a quick download.
Posted Sept. 23,
2004. Copyright © 2004 Tim McMahan. All rights reserved.
reminded of Todd Rundgren in his glory years, when he couldn't miss the ball no
matter how fast it was coming toward him"|