Please Leave My Mind
Free Dirt Records, 2010

Now this is rock and roll. To me it sounds like a warped mix of The Blasters and 16 Horsepower. That means that it's fantastic. It's described as Post-Americana, but whatever. It's just good. Adrian Carroll kind of sounds like Chris Isaak, but way darker. Like the troubled guy you can't help but respect and envy but who then walks off with your girlfriend. These are the guys that showed up on M.I.A.'s corner and had way more swagger. I haven't stopped listening to this album since I got it. This will appeal to anyone who appreciates true American rock. Not that "Jersey Sound" s**t..

Catch Shorstack at Nightlight in Chapel Hill on 8/21.