Monday, March 17, 2014
Fifth Time's The Charm?
The Autumn Defense, a side project of Wilco's John Stirratt, have been making records since 2001. Their debut, "The Green Hour" had a wonderful vibe, with sounds and harmonies evoking the usual pop suspects like The Beach Boys, The Byrds and Bread. They got an A for effort, but ultimately needed something a bit deeper and eventually I lost interest.
In their...uh...defense...I hadn't bothered with any of the band's subsequent releases...until now.
Their just released fifth record, "Fifth" feels right. Stronger than the debut in just about every department. Same influences, yet deeper and smarter.
Can anyone tell me if albums two through four are worth exploring, because I'm loving # 5.