John Roderick is an introspective songwriter who is lucky enough to have friends like Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) and Sean Nelson (Harvey Danger) help him record and play on his record. Not to mention getting John Goodmanson to mix half of the tunes (no, he doesn't make them sound like Wu-Tang Clan). The recordings/arrangements are interesting and varied, a great example of how Chris' Hall of Justice studio (mark 4?) has advanced into an actual 24-track, 2" facility (well, actually it used to be John's but that's another story...) (

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