Sons of Bill
But those rural recollections aren't always so wistful; the Sons describe the downsides of such an isolated existence. From their reflections that "life, it seems to keep on drifting" ("Makin' It Through the Night") to their sketches of slow-paced town living chalked up as "just another wasted day" ("My Hometown"), the Sons paint a picture of a small-town upbringing that captures both homesickness and recent worldliness.
"Far Cry" isn't always so pensive, though; from their tale of post-breakup hell-raising ("Ballad of Middle-Aged Heartache") to a boot-stomping flee from Texas ("Texas"), the Sons showcase their sense of humor as well as their ability to craft a catchy narrative, two skills that make for a captivating and entertaining debut album.
-- Catherine P. Lewis
.: Originally published: The Washington Post: 14 December 2007, Page WE07