BOB NANNA: Celebration States: LP

The new record from Bob Nanna—previously of Friction, Braid, and Hey Mercedes (among others)—is an all-acoustic autobiographical dive into the psyche of the musician through the end of a relationship, and the subsequent healing. While I certainly wouldn’t say that records with nothing but vocals and acoustic guitar are necessarily “my thing,” listening to this and hearing Bob’s recognizable voice from his previous projects really led me to enjoy this much more than I ever would have expected. Definitely worth checking out, especially for fans of any of the above-mentioned bands. –Mark Twistworthy (New Granada, newgranada.com)