The Daredevil Christopher Wright
In Deference to a Broken Back (Amble Down)
Wedded to songs with cryptic autobiographical details (inspired in good measure by one member's injured back) and biblical allusions, In Deference to a Broken Back bristles with energy, the sum of which the band may not fully utilize. Hearing them figure out what to do with all of that kinetic buzz provides much of the ample engagement here. An album this promising could lead to tours or collaborations with kindred souls such as Sufjan Stevens and Danielson Famile.