Warm In The Wake, American Prehistoric

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

American Prehistoric has all the makings of a classic: The album was mastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London, the music is based around a loose concept that likens America to the Roman Empire and, perhaps most important, it's a huge leap from the relatively stolid country-fried rock of their debut EP. Indeed, American Prehistoric reaches the stars with the widescreen psychedelia of tracks like "Galapagos (Reelin 'Reprise)" and "Pawn Shop Heart," but also keeps its feet on the ground with carefully strummed tales of dark gypsy moths, antique knives and Joseph Campbell. Make no mistake, this one is not to be mythed.