The album starts off with "I Must Say," which is a mixture of The Black Crowes' The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion and Sallie Ford. They have this great classic folk-rock sound while sounding completely modern. It's perfect for anyone who likes any portion of the Americana genre. "Love's a Bitch" might be one of the best soul anthems of the year, second only to Leon Bridge's album. This is a great debut, even if how recently the band formed drives me a little insane.
If They Can't Take a Joke is due out on August 13. You can pre-order and preview two tracks on Ransom Pier's Bandcamp. Also, be sure to check out their website.
August 13 - Arlene's Grocery, NYC w/Psychobaby
August 18 - Wellfleet Harbor Actor's Theater, Wellfleet, MA w/Eleanor Dubinsky
September 26 - The Bitter End, NYC