No one expects a career in music to be smooth sailing, but nothing could have prepared Sixpence for the years of rough seas they've encountered. Label troubles. Albums held in limbo. After reuniting in 2007, Leigh Nash and Matt Slocum finally have a full-length studio project to show for their troubles. They haven't emerged unscathed, though. All that uncertainty has seeped into the music -- and this album is better for it. It's not a return to form, but instead a welcome evolution, with producer Jim Scott (Wilco, Crowded House) behind the new "less is more" approach.