Released: Jul 2011
Label: Razor & Tie/RSM
Gushing weepy-eyed nostalgia like a 1920s Texas oil geyser, Everything's Fine is a soundtrack for lip-pierced mall punks wandering suburban 'hoods while reveling in first kisses and experiencing goose bumps in exotic lands. It's all very catchy, anthemic and big-sounding. The one track that really, truly stands out is "When We Were Young," which possesses this universal pop presence. You can imagine everybody from Lady Gaga to Eric Church covering the thing. One warning: You just might feel first-love fatigue by album's end, as singer Brian Dales is totally obsessed with the subject.