(2013 Grammy Nominee for Best Americana Album and Best New Artist) On the strength of their catchy single "Ho Hey," this folk-rock-gospel quintet began touring with the simpatico, roots-plus band Old Crow Medicine Show, winning plaudits for both their live shows and this debut album.
"The Celtic-tinged 'Charlie Boy' obliquely alludes to the fate of a conscripted Vietnam vet. Other good moments include the opener 'Flowers in Your Hair,' which tumbles forward agreeably with a 'Graceland'-style melody, and the lightly psychedelic 'Dead Sea,' on which complex string arrangements achieve an almost 'Eleanor Rigby'–like effect."—Washington Post
"The Denver-based five-piece (the founding trio of guitarist Schultz, percussionist Jeremiah Fraites, and cellist Neyla Pekarek, and recently added Stelth Ulvang on piano and mandolin and Ben Wahamaki on bass) specializes in acoustic stomp and holler, doling out equal parts uplift and melancholy."—Boston Globe
"There are some very good tracks … including the chamber honky tonk of 'Dead Sea,' the delightfully goofy but then ultimately sad and elegant 'Submarines,' and 'Stubborn Love,' which manages to be bright and chiming while also being haunting and mournful…. Each track is inventive, and when the songwriting and arrangements cross paths perfectly, as they do in the above songs, this is a delightful band."—All Music Guide