My monthly Village Records email described these guys as "John Mellencamp fronting The Replacements."
3 minutes later I had ordered the CD from them without even bothering to search for MP3 samples. Sometimes you just gotta have faith.
My faith was rewarded. This is the best album I've heard this year. I've had it for a week and I have listened to it all the way through every single day. Midwestern bar room rock and roll with a bluesy, rootsy vibe that gets your toes tapping, and you reaching for the repeat play button. This record will probably go nowhere commercially, proving once again that the record companies have their collective asses up their heads.