So this is the new Small Brown Bike/Casket Lottery band, huh? Well, that’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Take The River Bed, add some Casket Lottery mellowness, toss in some Fire Theft-esque “progressive” songwriting and rhythm section lock-up and you’ll have the idea. Don’t get me wrong, this record is killer, it’s just not particularly surprising. It’s almost what would’ve been the next logical step for Small Brown Bike with a bit of quirkiness thrown in the mix. I can’t imagine any of the Bike’s rabid fans being disappointed, that’s for sure. Glad you’re back, lads. –Dave Williams

 –guest (Second Nature)