Side project from Chris McCaughan of The Lawrence Arms. Although I don’t count myself as a member of that band’s fan club, I actually dig this record. “As The Crow Flies” could actually be a long-lost Son Volt song. But I’m pretty sure seeing McCaughan perform these songs would be more exciting than seeing Son Volt live, since Son Volt is a total snoozefest. These songs also celebrate baseball and living in the Midwest. It’s real and it’s honest. Hopefully that’s enough of a reason for you to give this a chance.
–koepenick (Asian Man)