A great opening for this CD from Future Farmer records with the track
Be Your Own Hitman sounding like an Americana tinged Go-Betweens
(and isn't that combination a panacea for us romantics) with the dreamy,
relaxed melodies and personal lyrics of longing. Thereafter Cub Country
sound a bit more like Golden Smog/'Shame about Ray' period Lemoneads which
is still good.
The album is brimming with confidence - the confidence to take things slow
and easy. 59 Grand is more than 8 minutes long but doesn't overstay
it's welcome - so much so I just played it again. It's all very Americana
with it's concentration on the minutae of everyday life and on relationships.
My feelings about it are very much like Golden Smog - a few great tracks and the
rest are pleasant - leaving me with a warm rather than a hot feeling inside. I
think lovers of all-American music will really like this one.
Cub Country is the work of Jeremy Chatelain (Handsome and Jets to Brazil)
and he proves what a fine songwriter and performer he is.