great songs that you can barely make out because of shitty recording quality. the whole thing really kind of sounds like eldridge rodriguez - that's a good thing - and at times, modest mouse, save for the first track which has the stink of don maclean's 'american pie' all over it. if they put this out with even moderately better recording quality you'd have a definite contender for album of the year. or maybe not. one to sit down with the headphones with, for sure.