Also, Baby Girl loves this album. The first time I threw it on at home she immediately stopped what she was doing and did a little dance all the way through the first song "Been So Long." I am not sure what kind of critical acclaim that merits, but it means a lot to me.
I love first albums that aren't spit polished and shined before release. Bands are a work in progress and the album should reflect that. This is a young band figuring it out, roughly sometimes, on this album. They come across as still uncomfortable in the studio but sound like they would be at home on the stage . . . now, if only they would come to Oklahoma.
It is not often that I get to hear the first album of a band while it is still the first album. In this case, I am glad I got to hear the chunky mandolin strings early stirring.
My little one likes this album and you will too.
Special thanks to Chris Flint at Shelter House for the press packet and CD.
(Posting Note: this CD is not listed at Amazon)