I bought this only because this band is signed to Saddle Creek, from which I have come to expect consistently incredible work, but I was pleasantly surprised by this album, which is really very good. Threnody is a personal favorite of mine, it's a drawn-out, dire ballad which could actually make you do some serious thinking about, y'know, life and mortality and stuffff. What I like most about this album is the sense of place it captures. It's like a soundtrack to some modern noir cowboy film. And the folk-rock songs are straight up jammmin.