I’ve only given the album one listen so far today, but I’m already ready to herald it as my favorite album of the year so far – and their best since 2006’s Peregrine.1 Even this many albums on, the band continues to expand their sound (perhaps because there’s only one original member remaining, singer/songwriter/lead guitarist Chris Crisci), with this album in particular focusing much on synths and other assorted electronics.
If you’re looking just for one track to sample, I recommend the track “Collision”. The album starts with some deep and moody synths, but quickly builds into some incredible, Wilco-esq guitars2. It’s this loud-quiet-loud, build-and-release feel matched with vocals “lost in the waves” which has always endeared me to the band, and this track is a brilliant example of what I adore about them.
Check it out, I hope you enjoy it!