This album was the first time I heard of CSH. These tunes call out to something deep inside of me. Something nostalgic, yet with the times. They never really get old. The Ballad Of Costa Concordia is, hands down, my favorite track. The song is an eleven and a half minute build-up from Will droning on about dreading life to the point of hating the morning to an all out anger-filled shout of giving up and back down again to a sound that feels almost floaty. It's incredibly satisfying. Spicy Tuna
We are enormous fans of Pinegrove but that feels like an understatement. We are for everything they do from their DIY ethic to our fellow Jersey roots and of course to their musical novelty, more pressingly, their lyricism. I contend there's no current alt/indie project that shares the challenge towards articulation that Evan produces.
Every track is indispensable. The album is consummate like that; Old friends is incomplete without new friends, cadmium without aphasia, so on/so forth.