Grady Philip Drugg was given a four-track recorder by his girlfriend and wrote a dozen songs in fourteen days. Does the result speak to this gift? Sometimes. Songs like "If You Love Her" and "Nonbeliever" ooze with timeless pop zest, the latter boosted from a nostalgic keyboard swirl. Other times, no.
While not a united sequence of tracks rather than a genre-inclusive meddling, this Texan native barrels his guitar away from any dry spells with a classic-rock whine on the smoldering "Whatever, Dude" and then bookends the experience with light jangle-pop flirtations and a lo-fi acoustic take. There's something for everyone here, and for once, fitting all your fancies on one release isn't a detriment, but a delight.
26 Lime Green w/ White Ink
31 Royal Blue w/ White Ink