This is a dang good downer. The newish release from Able Baker features 5 pleasantly sad songs that mix together aspects of slow-core, emo, and aughts indie rock. Characteristics of Superchunk show up, as well as a similarity to VoirVoir from Bethlehem, PA. This is definitely an album to listen to when wanting to do some reflecting. The music features slow builds and rises, and it is guitar and percussion dominant. The lyrics give a sense of inner battles with past mistakes.
“Called out to higher powers: are you out of your mind?”
Able Baker is based out of Madison, and this is another solid release from that fantastic music city.
By: Tim Bauer