San Diego's Waking Ashland play piano-driven pop with gorgeous vocal harmonies and intelligent lyrics reminiscent of Ben Folds or Fountains of Wayne. This 2007 release continues the smart songcraft of their 2005 debut COMPOSURE, with a slightly leaner, more "indie" production. While singer/pianist Jonathan Jones (whose voice can swoop and dive like prime Brian Wilson) is the star of the show, he is supported masterfully by an excellent rhythm section on melodic rockers like "Your Intentions" and "Change."
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