New Gods - SLUMBERLAND
FILTER Grade: 83%
By Jeffrey Brown on March 28, 2014
Withered Hand’s 2011 debut album made folk rocker Dan Willson an “artist to watch,” but on his sophomore album New Gods, Willson sounds like a long-established artist, accomplished in his songwriting and confident in his craft. His songs are full of emotion, both joyful and earnest, carrying New Gods from pop exuberance to mellow contemplation and back. It should establish Willson as not just an artist to watch, but to eagerly want more from.