If a band names their tracks like "A conversation about cancer", "A near death experience at sea" or "Bury you alive", then you know you're not dealing with the luckiest Harries around, and seeing that most of this album has been produced by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver says enough.
The Daredevil Christopher Wright are part of the Eau Claire-scene in Wisconsin, that's a place somewhere in the US where Justin discovered some Americana bands.
It's traditional lo-fi folk and true is true...they all sound pretty okay but they're all so similar too. (check out what we wrote about Megafaun earlier this year).
Perhaps this trio are a bit different because their sarcasm is one of the heavy kind and they are, at least so far by me, the most lo-fi one in these genre I heard as it sounds like it's been recorded in the back of a farm.
Sometimes they do some unexpected things, like a French accordeon waltztune in a song like "Acceptable loss" or suddenly they do their folk in a Beach Boys-kind of way.
"In deference to a broken back" is not the best record of the week or the day therefore you heard it too much before, but still enjoyable though....
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