I didn’t know what, exactly, to think of when Rob of Ann Berretta wrote some acoustic, folky songs and had Alison Mosshart (formerly of Discount, now half of The Kills) sing on a track. I’ll probably get my ass beat by my special lady friend, but I like it in a “I’ll listen to it when I’m really sad and lonely” type of way. It’s poignant and seems honest like a lot of modern porch punk – like Rumbleseat, pre-electric Against Me!, and the slower song section of This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb. Allison sure can sing. That said, I know it’s supposed to be folky, but even by comparison, the Kingston Trio could be considered thrash next to this. It’s almost too sleepy, too sedate. But it sure is pretty.
–todd (1-2-3-4 Go!)