by The Sometimes Family in New Music on Friday 24 August 2012

Brent Puls handed me his album when he was staying in my out-of-town boyfriend’s apartment and I went over to water the plants. I listened to it twice the next day, back to back. It’s deceptively simple and can fade away into the background if you’re distracted, but its loveliness and catchiness will snap your head back around if you get too far away. There is melancholy threading together the woodwinds, gentle drums and quiet lyrics, and beauty, too.