Stephen Burke

Had A Burning

February 21, 2010

Speakeasy Records

"Taking a more pronounced detour away from the stronger country influences of their debut and moving towards an eclectic indie rock approach, Noahjohn manages to recast both in a startlingly original sound... gloriously unpredictable and occasionally disturbing, Johns toys with the listener, drawing intricately surreal sketches, but pulling them back just before he reveals too much. Equally haunted, Eena Ballard's violin creeps around Johns' Lou Reed-ish guitar lines in "Lady Macbeth." - All... [more]

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