The Extra Lens, 'Undercard' (Merge)

7
Undercard
Critical Mass
Release Date: October 19, 2010
Label: Merge

by Jon Young

Nearly a decade after their debut album as the Extra Glenns, John Darnielle (Mountain Goats) and Franklin Bruno (Nothing Painted Blue) reunite for a collaboration that sounds like it was recorded on a whim. But the spontaneous vibe seems fitting, with Darnielle's ordinary-guy vocals, embellished by Bruno's subtle guitars and keyboards, giving their observant tales of sexual misconduct ("How I Left the Ministry") and weary struggle ("Cruiserweights") the punch of vivid short stories. For bleaker beauty, catch the haunting take on Randy Newman's "In Germany Before the War."

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Tuatara — Snakecharmer " 02:56
  • 2 Sleep — The Clarity " 09:51
  • 3 The Weeknd — King Of The Fall " 05:02
  • 4 Unicorns — Rocketship " 02:50
  • 5 Valentino Khan — Make Some Noise " 03:43
  • 6 Christopher Denny — Watch Me Shine " 04:28
  • 7 The Range — Rayman " 03:34

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA