Vocalist and guitarist JD Ormond’s voice is thin and reedy, even pitchy at times (which makes me think of Pavement), and the lyrics leave something to be desired, but pause and listen to just the music and it will take you away. Despite the above, these are some well-crafted rock songs. The meandering beginning of The Rise And The Fall is weak, but the song really heats up when it kicks into high gear one minute in, and then fades out into feedback. Call Her features funked up backing vocals. Patience is aggravating at best until it rocks out two minutes in, and No Hesitations is a dream-like ballad. I guess working with Luke Doucet has its perks.
Published in Volume 65, Number 3 of The Uniter (September 16, 2010)