My Father And The Hunter
The album is full of high energy, earnest folk music, coupled with darker-tinged gothic folk. "The Bird That Follows Me" is a great example, where songwriter Simon Ward ends the song with the stark lyrics, "Well, I believe because death has always won the last hand." The album successfully evokes the feeling of a live jam. The litany of instruments and the choir of voices backing up Simon Ward's lead help this effect along. "Rhinestone," "The Sheriff" and "Underneath a Mountain" are highlights on what is a fantastic debut album.