The Convenience of Indecision
Author: Jeffrey Herrman
10/23/2001 | Your Flesh | Album Review
One would be hard pressed to find a better example of a band that satisfies the postulate “geography equals destiny." Only in indie rock music might a hybrid of the cultrual influences of Chapel Hill, NC and Omaha, NE produce a recognizable topography. Sorry About Dresden writes rhapsodic epics that are suggestive of Omaha's Bright Eyes (Dresden frontman Matt Oberst is the brother of Bright Eyes' Conor) but with less frenetic vocals that are warm and expressive a la Eric Bachman (Archers of Loaf, Crooked Fingers). Swells of climatically arranged guitar parts coincide with the peaks and valleys of Oberst's dynamic vocals but, taken as a whole, the landscape provides few breathtaking or unexpected moments. Nice ride, but one that may be overly familiar to seasoned travelers.