Singer/songwriter Brady Brock twirls with indie pop simplicity on his earnest debut, I Will Live in You Where Your Heart Used to Be. He's a traditionalist in the sense of keeping the acoustics low, but a love-sucker similar to the likes of Lou Barlow and Elliott Smith. It's also an experiment for Brock to shape his early punk roots into something artistically appealing for him and his growing fan base. The wax and wane of songs like "Western Song for the Missing" and the sparkling "Pantomimed Pictures (On a Silver-Lined Tree)" caresses a unknowing mind. "The Red Bus Has Got to Leave" reflects leaving a comfort zone and shimmery dream pop elements float over Brock's bleak guitar work. His charming use of perfecting his own pain showcases a brilliant artist in the making. He's not one to totally wallow in self-deprecation, for this album exudes a positive move beyond that. "Goodbye to the Goodyear 1942" depicts a wistful heart, one conscious of change. I Will Live in You Where Your Heart Used to Be is Brady Brock's own story; a solid effort by a guy who only wanted to write songs for his friends.
AllMusic Review by MacKenzie Wilson