Kindling - Hush
Jesse E. Mullen
An all-around terrific album from Massachusetts quintet Kindling. Opener "For Olive," and its delicious chord progressions will stick in your head for days. "Wait" and "Rain" are also highlights that show the softer side of the group. And while "Better World" is almost a sequel to "For Olive" in tone, it makes up for the reuse of the chord progression with a passionate performance from all involved. The two singers sound better than ever before, and their guitars are even more forceful (on the heavier tracks), while being more restrained in all the right ways (on the slower tracks.) Highly Recommended.