Expanding Anyway holds up repeat listens. Saw these guys live in Austin, the record captures their sound, this urgency energy that marks their live shows. The fingerpicking on the electric guitar comes through on the record and sounds solid. Vocal delivery, sometimes sung, sometimes shouted, notes grasped at. Drummer drives the band along with vocalist, laying down slightly manic beats. Songs move all over the place. About 10 ideas per song. “Eyes The Same,” “Crystalline” and “Wholehearted Drifting Sense of Inertia” are all stand out.
Have to mention Modest Mouse Isaac Brock – they are on his label. They often sound a lot like Modest Mouse – penultimate track “Banjo Disco” could be a Modest Mouse song.
You can listen to the whole record here. (would embed it but Sound Cloud won’t let me)
Just found this footage, really nicely shot: