Released: Jan 2006
Label: Absolutely Kosher
On Hearts the Court And Spark attempt to distance themselves further from their dated alt country origins, and aside from the overambitious indie-funk of "Let's Get High," it totally works. "We Were All Uptown Rulers" softly undulates with guitar chimes that sound like dulcimers. The Tim Bluhm-influenced vocal tremolos on "Birmingham" weave well with the whistles, drones and acoustic guitar, but it's the atmospheric instrumentals that suggest the band should be scoring indie films for a living.