Their debut album Nothing To Die
brought them to stages with Avi Buffalo
, with its incisive beats and tightly-packaged pop. Their follow up EP Go North
and singles Fool's Gold
and The Heartwood
won them supporting slots for Moses Sumney
, and Big Thief
, as well as praise from the blogosphere: "walk[ing] the tightrope between the worlds of acoustic folk and electro-pop," wrote BuzzbandsLA's Kevin Bronson, "is an act they continue to pull off with uncommon grace."
Their forthcoming sophomore LP, "The Half Turn," will be their first since the addition of drummer Ian Meltzer's precision and exuberance. With half an eye to their sonic past, the album brings broader arrangements and deeper textures to bear. Acoustic and electric drums, guitars, and keyboards all circle around a center: Pfender's and Dietterich's vocals, exploring the world as they pass in a half-turn.