Before Braille mix melodies with creative song structures, tempos, and interesting guitar playing. In the past, people have tried to lump them into some sort of indie-pop rock category--maybe due to their success at CMJ & college radio--but this record is far edgier than anything they've done in the past. If this is pop-rock, it's as heavy and technical as "pop" gets. This ambitious effort brings 7 songs of strings, horns, and a number of guitar sounds, but doesn't flaunt it, nor does it sound over produced. It sounds fresh and determined. There is clearly focused aggression within the songs, and a rhythm section that might answer the equations that any math rock band could pose.
Beautiful album art designed by Jason Farrell (also credited for Fugazi, At the Drive-In, Burning Airlines, Bluetip & Retisonice). "Cattle Punching on a Jack Rabbit" draws you in subtly within the 1st minute and then catapults you by the 2nd. It really is an interesting, triumphant achievement.