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Wild Sweet Oranges' Canvasback Music debut We Have Cause to Be Uneasy is a work of exquisite power, its songs propelled by edgy emotion and a cathartic yearning for connection. Tracks such as "Ten Dead Dogs" and "Sour Milk" find the Birmingham, Alabama-based rock outfit honing an intimate and individualistic sound, which veers unrestrained from aching intimacy to a turbulent, seething intensity. For singer and songwriter Preston Lovinggood, the album's provocative title serves as both an ideal statement of intent as well as a strong assertion of identity.
"It's being honest about who we are and where we've come from," Lovinggood explains.
"Our generation gets a little looked down upon for asking too many questions or complaining too much, but I think we have the right to ask those questions.
"It's hopeful and weary at the same time," he adds. "To be aware of the situation, that understand there is a cause, is a healthy place to be."
Recorded over a span of two years, from the band's first serious sessions in Birmingham with engineer Lynn Bridges to its more recent work in Austin alongside producer Mike McCarthy (Spoon, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Patty Griffin), We Have Cause to Be Uneasy stands as a remarkably truthful debut.
• Includes MP3 download of entire album
Preston Lovinggood, vocals, guitar
Chip Kilpatrick, drums
Taylor Shaw, guitar
Garret Kelly, bass
1. Ten Dead Dogs
3. Seeing and Believing
5. Sour Milk
6. An Atlas to Follow
7. House of Regret
9. Aretha's Gold
10. Night Terrors
11. Land of No Return