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Jagjaguwar harbors a number of slanted and disenchanted gruff-ups like Ladyhawk, though the facial hair seems to be the main connection to the label's roster, as this debut exudes more immediate hooks than most of the group's labelmates. Longtime Ohio indie rock followers might lament that "Man, Greenhorn was better than this," since Ladyhawk doles out a similar Neil Young-at-an-art-school-kegger commotion. Your older brother will just say he already owns Buffalo Tom and Dinosaur Jr. records. But those hoping for rejuvenated flannel folk-chug should be more than satiated by this.

Though the members of this East Vancouver, British Columbia four-piece can foot-stomp like mountain men through heartbroken power-chord pop nuggets like "48 Hours," "Drunk Eyes," or "Come In Brave," they'll just as determinedly drag their asses through the spooky "Long 'Til the Morning." They'd best not get any more spirit-stomped, considering they're such young lumberjacks, or they'll be crying in their beers too soon. As it stands, the understated depth of the lyrics and production keeps the PBR foam firmly stuck to their mustaches.

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