This semi-slower, more acoustic offering from the lead singer of Against Me! is refreshing but doesn’t stray too far from Gabel’s punk roots. I was lucky to see him at the Knitting Room performing these songs acoustic and they still pack a lot of punch. Don’t be fooled by the divergence, there are smart lyrics and smart music waiting to be heard by all Against Me! fans and beyond. I think it’s great to hear this other side of Tom.
I recommend 100 Years of War and Random Hearts to sample.