"It’s rare for a band to come out of the gate with a debut as impressive and confident." - Portland Tribune
THE SORT OFs aimed to make a kind of personal political music in the era of George W Bush and the dawn of his perpetual wars.
At the heart of most of these songs is a bashing keyboard & drums duo. Then we added a bunch of harmonies, raw guitar, and the occasional orchestral flourish.
15 years later, I'm still really proud of this record.
We had a lot going for us — momentum, youth, volume. Not sure why I decided to shift gears and favor my singer-songwriter path. It wasn't like the world was lacking in white dudes with acoustic guitars.
Back then I loosely planned for there to be a second SORT OFs album. There never was. This is our lone little etch upon the past.
- Hi-quality CD in Jewel Case
- Design and layout by Tim Huggins
- Multi-page lyric booklet
- A hidden track (remember those?)