Sure, any group can record 10 unhappy tracks in a row and call it an album, but it takes truly accomplished visionaries to make 10 miserable songs into a riveting audiomovie you'd stay to watch the credits for. To the guppies, misery isn't just a mood, it's an expansive landscape populated with ghosts of the departed and whatever's left of the people who stayed behind. When singer Brock Ruggles tells you, "For seven years I feared what I am living now" ("The Parking Garage"), it's not just a lover who's left him -- it's his last chance. And on "Dreaming of a Place," it isn't the details about an idyllic getaway that he sells you on, but rather the defeatism of never... More >>>
The gang hits the road to promote their new album.