The edge isn't gone just a bit sanded down with a slight echo as if the band had moved from the street corner into someone's parlor making the music not less urgent but a bit more discreet maybe. Scrawl travels further down the harmonic road with a sound that is even more like (am I crazy?) Throwing Muses or Salem 66 than was hinted at in their first two recordings. Perhaps the producer Gary Smith (Muses, early Pixies) had something to do with that... hear the guitar sound. There's an aching beauty here (Out of Mind) but the angry growl is never far behind even when the sound is vulnerably sweet ("Hold me now...I need someone to crack my skull"--I Need You).