Ostensibly an album bringing together thirteen tracks from a variety of 7” singles, this is DWATS first long player since the 2012 reissue of Oh Sure. The collection serves as notice of the band’s evolution from a 1990s college/indie rock quartet to something much more distinctive and less easy to classify (although still in an indie rock vein). There are a fistful of nuggets to be heard, including “On Fire,” the one track I can provide a comparison for—Buddy Holly meets The Clash—and it’s all done in a simple yet highly effective way. If you haven’t heard the singles, then this is well worth picking up. If you have heard the singles, then get them all together in one place! Great cover artwork from Shawn C Higgins, too.
–Rich Cocksedge (Self-Responsible)