Lots of jingle-jangle semi-alt country here, the kind that makes me think of Club Cal-Neva in Reno. “You Thought It’d Make You Feel Better” stands out. It has a little more passion than the other tracks. “A Great Pain” sounds more modern but also less inspired. It’s still a decent song.
“Blue Day Moon” only works with a microbrew. You could never listen to this on your front porch with a Bud Light in your hand. “Anywhere But Here” seems like a bit of a departure for the band, but it would be good for fans of Siouxsie and the Banshees’ “The Killing Jar.”
If you want to hear the man sing a good song, pick “We Are the Man Who Cannot Fly.” Otherwise I’m sticking with the female-led tracks. At any rate, there are some fun tracks here, but nothing that goes too far off the beaten path.