Hearing this was like discovering 70s Bob Dylan or London Calling for the first time. This music so respectfully derivative yet strikingly original and immediate, reaches a place left un-visited by every new Dylan, Springsteen, Beatle or Saviour-of-Rock since those comparisons began.
Daniel Romano is all of the above in spirit, but is entirely in the present. The Outfit are outstanding. Raw yet sophisticated, uncontrived yet knowing. This is one I'll keep coming back to.
Favorite track: Lilac About Thy Crown.