by Casper Johansson in New Music on Monday 22 March 2010

Written during Olney’s Ph.D. in algorithmic algebraic geometry in Edinburgh, Scotland and Clark’s lost months of limbo and relocation from Los Angeles to Texas following the death of his father and grandfather, best friends Grant Olney and Barry DeBakey wrote the songs that would become their self-titled album with hints of Bryter Layter-era Nick Drake and Scott 4 era Scott Walker. But with echoes of McCartney, a la Ram, Lennon circa-Sometime in NYC, and After the Gold Rush Neil Young in their orchestrations.