After the Connecticut-bred crew released their debut album in 2013. They went through as series of breakups and offshoots including Steve Hartlett’s Stove side project — but the band always ended up back together.
That must mean there’s something special about the bond these members share. And their follow-up album, Tru, spent five years in the making and feels like it. It’s a weary and concise album, one that you could imagine taking a long time to nail exactly right.
The band’s wheezing, fuzz-filled soundscape feel considered and concise, and Hartlett’s wry worldview sneaks through in every note. The band has always felt like light-hearted dudes grappling with a dark-hearted world, and Tru sags with the weight of how much harder life gets as you get older.
We’ve heard a handful of tracks from it already, including “Spright” and “Short Morgan,” and now you can stream the entire album below.