Some breakups are really bad. One in particular has fueled Sad and French's entire artistic output for the past two years. Damn, Jose.
At least the rest of us benefit from it. Sad and French has moved away from the country emphasis in their EP and is more squarely in the land of acoustic punk. Unless you see them at a live show, of course, in which case the standup bass has been traded in for an electric and a whole lot of bravado. It's great and it's energetic and I'm excited to hear the next phase of this band through my headphones. But for now, take a contemplative album chronicling the many stages of a poisonous relationship. Your challenge is to listen to this album without getting "Shorter days, and longer nights," "Cheers to you," and "When the poison flows" without getting them stuck in your head as you go about your day.
It turns out they are hopping on Arliss Nancy's tour in July, so memorize all the songs RIGHT NOW. Tell Jose I sent you.
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