Tuesday, August 4, 2009
PACKED & ALL EYES TURNED IN
this is an austin band that caused quite a stir a few years back w/their 2005 album, black sheep boy. they've released several other impressive albums over the years. this is from their new one, the stand ins. their full length albums have all been concept albums, something that's not been done much lately. in fact, the stage names & the stand ins were cross conceptual, which has never been done, i believe.
none of that would particularly matter if the music was lousy & it isn't. it's gotten better & more varied over the years. this is a strong band w/a central songwriter which gives the whole enterprise coherence.