DRAG THE RIVER: Bad at Breaking Up: CD

I usually avoid music made by a man (or in this case, men) and his acoustic geetar like I avoid broccoli. Nine times outta ten, this is the way to go. In this case, however, I’m actually glad I stuck around for the ride. The songs lean heavily into country territory (and I mean this in the “real” country music sense, not the “shitty pop music with a hillbilly twang in the vocals” sense), are very moody and sedate, yet oddly passionate and well written. On the whole, it gives off a very intimate vibe, like that of a friend sitting on your porch and strumming some tunes while you knock back a few on an early summer evening.

 –jimmy (http://www.vinylcollective.com/)