Let It Rest
Author: John Everhart
3/18/2003 | Devil in the Woods | www.devilinthewoods.com | Album Review
North Carolina's Sorry About Dresden embrace the indie rock of bygone eras. You can hear the thrash of Jason Lowenstein's work with Sebadoh, the propulsive energy of early Superchunk and the harsh melodic instincts of The Replacements on the band's third LP, Let It Rest. This isn't to suggest that the music is trite or derivitive, since SAD--which features Conor Oberst's older brother, Matt, on vocals and guitar--play with a vitality that places the band a step to the side of its formidable influences. While never attaining the lofty heights of the aforementioned acts, Let It Rest is nonetheless an impassioned, impressive record.