The second LP out of the 4 album collab project from Jad Fair has been announced recently and I was lucky enough to be able to check it out pre-release. Here’s my take:
From the very start of this record, the opening track “Go Ahead” shows Daniel Smith basking in all of his freak-folk glory. Track two highlights Fair’s vocal abilities, sounding parallel to Conor Oberst with Danielson’s back-up singers there to compliment him eccentrically. If you are a fan Jad Fair as well as Danielson, this collaboration should sound exactly as you expect it to (which is hopefully a good thing). It is clear from the beginning that they aren’t trying to do anything groundbreaking here, they just want to keep you entertained with short, sweet, folk-pop tracks. Smith said in a statement, “The goal was to make three-minute pop songs, as accessible and fun and immediate as possible.” And they did just that. Standout tracks include: “Go Ahead”, “Not No”, “You Got Me In a Spin”, and “Here’s Our Time”.
You can order the box-set here. Hurry… There’s only a few left!!!