The album begins with the title track, "Proud". This is a great accoustic song. The style is very close to that of Violent Femmes' tracks such as "Add It Up". "Big Truck" is a great poppy number with a wonderful lead. It's probably the best song on the album. "Porky Comes Home" is also rather strong. It's relaxed and has a great riff. The next song is a letdown though, "Naked And High" is a weak track with really obscure lyrics. My favorite track on the album is "Drawn To The Lightning". This track has some great transitions from accoustic to electric. It's got a fun sound and pulls you in.
Electramone does a great job in putting together a great independent release, and gave their label a quality initial release. I'm looking forward to hearing the great things to come from this label. If you are a fan of bands similar to the Violent Femmes or are into folksy punk this is a great release to look into. This album is available for $10 from Washroom Recordings, and would make a great buy for someone looking for some good independent music. Enjoy!
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