An album that surprises with its maturity and confidence from a duo not yet signed to a label but with this their second album release, getting on the 2009 Grammy ballot in 4 categories it just reaffirms their upward trajectory despite a no major label backing. Beautiful By My Scars is the signature tune and showcases their songwriting and musicianship to the highest level. Even though it says pop on the label the folk rock and blues influences come through to good effect. The rest of the album simply underlines this with more hertfelt songs of love, need and loss. Buy it.