Based on some things Joe said in an interview about David Berman, and the fact he has a new project starting up (the songs for that sound pretty typical for him and pretty typically great)
Was always a big fan of them - thought the first album was slightly overrated but I grew to love it after the fact so I was probably reacting against the hype mainly. Lenses Alien was wild, one of the most interesting indie rock albums to come out this decade I’d say, so twisty and dense and the lyrics are something else. The “There was a man who killed a state trooper” line from Plainclothes gets stuck in my head regularly, and Tunguska has one of my favourite sets of lyrics around.
The last two albums are more uneven but both have a handful of cracking songs on them, just love the passion in his voice and their aesthetic throughout all their work. Favourite song might be this b-side, pretty heartbreaking story of his relationship with their original keyboard player:
Any other fans around?