Label: self-released, 2014
They are are based out of Cincinnati, OH, playing music with modern folk style and indie-rock style. This is their debut album, covering a lot of influences of music style, from the folk root like Bob Dylan until the current so called folk like Mumford & Sons.
The first track, 'Logos', has an intro which will reminds you with Dylan's 'If You See Her Say Hello' intro guitar. However, other songs feel more modern, not a type of guitar-based-only folk. Like in the second single, 'Hiccups', they come up with loud drum beat as if it was a parade on the street, before the tempo gets lower in the middle just to create a dynamic structure of the song because it suddenly turned fast again.
Yes, the part you must give an attention is the lyric. They write sad songs about life and God, that's what they claimed, yet it's true and well-written. They can cover the life and God issue in their songs without being pretentious and trapped in a doctrinal speech.
I have to quote 'Defining Me', I'm not sanctified and I'm not free/There's no love that's come to rescue me/Bend my heart and even break my knees/But it's these chains that are defining me. Also read the lyric And I was the love you left behind when you decided not to face the death in 'Tired'. Losing couldn't be deeper than this.
Or my favorite part of lyric in 'Salt Lake City' where they talk about a peaceful death, to die in the peak of happiness and hoping your loved one or significant other dies before you dissapoint them. I hope your body gives up before all your joy leaves/and on that day you close your eyes, I hope you don't feel a thing. They released this 'Salt Lake City' for the christmas last year, and this song made me be the one of the people who waits for their next works. Glady the waiting is not too long, the album is finally out. You can grab it on their bandcamp. To keep you updated, you would like to like their Facebook page too.