This is the album that really got me hooked on Daughters. When I discovered it I was devastated to hear they had broken up. Thankfully they're back with YWGYW.
Favorite track: The Unattractive Portable Head.
Just when you get to the age where sitting in traffic and switching back and forth from the conservative to the liberal talk radio station sounds more appealing then sifting through the bush-league releases of the day, Daughters comes through with an untouchable new record absolutely snuffing out your now-so-surly being. Bumper to bumper, late for work, window down and more and more your thinking that a cigarette and a beer coupled with these stellar jams would end all right now!
Because that is exactly the kind of record Daughters' s/t is, the kind you can't stop turning up... The kind that satisfies every cultural / musical requisite a critical listener possesses while simultaneously reinventing the wheel... The kind that's so immediately gratifying that you don't even bother to compare your instincts with what today's internet has to say... The kind you won't have to remove from your automobile's CD player for months on end...
None of that, “this band is my fine art project, musicianship is secondary because I am an artist foremost” garbage included... This is what the dudes in Daughters do and that fact has never been more apparent than in this record... Because, this time around, they absolutely nailed it! s/t is a ten.
with this being the companion album to the critically acclaimed Giles Corey self-titled release, the reference to the Salem Witch Trials only seems fitting. because this, along with Dan's solo effort, are the musical equivalent to having a ton of bricks come crushing down on your chest all at once. 𖤐
It's been nearly 5 years since we lost our twin boys. When "June" came up, listening to the record, it soaked me right into that saddest day of my life...thank you for this song and honest words.
Rest of the album is killer as well, for sure Lateralis84