Just a year after releasing their excellent, dream-pop effort AZAR,
Part of this shift comes from the production techniques. The band opted to record the album at the
Still, the production would mean nothing without quality songwriting, which frontman Daniel Lawson and his band deliver. “Sidelights” opens the record with juxtaposition between Lawson’s lonely singing and the group’s relatively peppy playing. “The Grey Line” gets more delicate, while “
Three covers round out the collection, each surprising in its own way.
Coming off of the meticulously arranged AZAR, Sands & Lines subverts everything the band accomplished last time out while still delivering everything fans can expect. This record might take a few spins to embed itself, but it will do so in time. A vein of indie music has been digging into country for a few years now, but