Arrows Are All You Know, MoT's sophomore effort, shines its spotlight squarely on the Nick Cave-like groans of vocalist and axeman Ryan Weitzel. Although he's a striking shouter, the band's palette is limited: indie strum, guitar fuzz, simple grooves, a blues lick or two. That wouldn't be an issue, if the trio hadn't applied such a flat, by-the-numbers production to this 10-track disc. Pop minimalism, by its very nature, demands novel recording techniques that lend texture and space to the music. But as it is, we can only imagine what a jam like "Desolate" would sound like had it been produced like a Homosexuals single.
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