From the ashes of Kansas emo band the Anniversary (who recorded two increasingly experimental albums before breaking up in 2004), singer/guitarist Justin Roelofs emerges with this wonderfully bizarre solo project. Imagine early Beck, laced with heavier psychedelics, constructing a cut-up folkie/hip-hop montage with gentle acoustic guitars, hammering drum machines, winningly out-of-tune choruses, and new-wave synths. On paper it may sound like a willful, clichéd mess, but from the lovely “Song for Augustine, Pt. 2” to the dope beats of “Deathhands,” it’s an ADD delight.
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