Great Alt Country acts aren't as few and far between as they used to be. Now, countless young acts belt it out No Depression-style, referencing their Kristofferson and Merle Haggard records for inspiration down the path of perennial heartbreak. Tandy's sharp, unique blend of Country Rock and folk seems to know heartbreak first hand indeed. There's something particularly chilling in the way singer Mike Ferrio sings "you're facing winter alone again" to a sparse, warm accompaniment of mandolin, haunted accordion, and slide acoustic guitars. In fact, a cranky harmonica seems Ferrio's only friend as it squalls stubbornly like a porch-ridden old man barking out the answers to questions no one's asking. The beauty of Tandy is their ability to conjure authenticity, rather than simply praying at the altar and doing the elderly routine with tight chords and thin moustache.