This one is growing on me. Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol’s lead singer) got a bunch of friends together (from Snow Patrol, Belle & Sebastian & REM) to make an Americana album. His voice is lovely as always and the songs, especially in the first half of the album are strong.
Peter Buck is playing in there too and occasionally you can make him out. It’s a bit of a slow burner for me but am starting to hum the songs a while after listening to it. Always a good sign!
They recorded the album in Portland, a place they seem to like. Did you hear anything about them Manny while they were there last year?
If you don’t have it already, it’s worth a listen.