As a vocalist, Myers sounds like a man both scared and exhilarated to be dwarfed by the city. The instrumental passages here convey the sense of foreboding that we attach to music made before the attack on the Twin Towers. Instead, we should attribute it to the inherent tension of a musician leaving the safe confines of Tempe and putting his artistry on the line.
Myers and Casebeer have also managed to top their previous packaging efforts (CDs encased in wooden crates and snuff boxes) by replicating the Hotel Chelsea matchbook in CD size and bundling it with both fake and real matches. Striking!