Let It Rest is anything but restful. The Chapel Hill quartet combines the nuanced songwriting of their previous Saddle Creek Release, The Convenience of Indecision, with the anthemic energy of their first two releases (The Mayor Will Abdicate and How The Cold War Began EP). Embracing a rock aesthetic that needs no prefix, but alludes to many (indie, classic, kraut?), SAD shakes off the rock n' roll
ennui without giving up the ghost. Recorded by Brian Paulson (Slint, Superchunk, Wilco), Let It Rest captures the immediacy and rawness of their live rock show. Is Let It Rest a call for help? A concept album about concept albums? What needs rest? Will they let it rest? Not likely.