In Spirit finds the band fully confident and in control of their craft. The record’s pace is consistently patient and smart. The songs march in big, heavy strides, always assured of where they’re going and of their current moment.
The long-running band (whose members also play in C.H.E.W., Options, etc.) have a dynamic sound that feels compact and dense, carefully constructed and ready to burst upon exposure. There’s a painstaking quality to the way each song is built, the guitars weaving between rhythmic heft that’s somewhere between crushing and dreamy (often in both territories at once).