10 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The far-out folk band now has a more grown-up sound, and that's not the only change. Their sole female member, singer Jade Castrinos, left in 2014 after a decade, causing the remaining 10 members to reimagine their sound. Their fourth album, PersonA, forgoes their signature cutesy quirk in favor of stricter editing and deeper lyrics, making it their tightest, cleanest, and most serious work yet. Longtime fans shouldn’t worry—the songs are still dreamy and delirious and philosophically charged. But they’re also more patient and purposeful. “Uncomfortable, you’ve got to get uncomfortable,” sings frontman Alex Ebert on the eerie track, “Uncomfortable," about personal growth. If it’s a lesson he learned first-hand, it shows.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The far-out folk band now has a more grown-up sound, and that's not the only change. Their sole female member, singer Jade Castrinos, left in 2014 after a decade, causing the remaining 10 members to reimagine their sound. Their fourth album, PersonA, forgoes their signature cutesy quirk in favor of stricter editing and deeper lyrics, making it their tightest, cleanest, and most serious work yet. Longtime fans shouldn’t worry—the songs are still dreamy and delirious and philosophically charged. But they’re also more patient and purposeful. “Uncomfortable, you’ve got to get uncomfortable,” sings frontman Alex Ebert on the eerie track, “Uncomfortable," about personal growth. If it’s a lesson he learned first-hand, it shows.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
83 Ratings
83 Ratings
The Dapper Dane ,

Sounds great

Girls or not - these songs sound really sharpe

Apple175 ,

Bleh

Jade was the band. Call yourself something else. Because you are not the same when I first liked you. Unsubscribe...

museAKLovER ,

This is incredible

I have no idea what people are talking about when writing that they miss Jade. She’s no longer in the band, get over it. If you want some hokey male, female sing a long camp go listen to of monsters and men. This album is incredible start to finish. Their best work yet. The smooth rhythms and sprawling melodies that this band alone can deliver is unparalleled. I prepared myself to be disappointed this time around and was utterly blown away. Wake Up The Sun and Hot Coals are instant classics. I can’t wait to see/hear this alum performed live. Excellent.

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