Once again too much time has passed since the last Wilco record, which again offered too many electronic gimmicks and Krautrock reminiscences? No problem, that's what The Autumn Defense are for, the side project of Wilco members Patrick Sansone and John Stirratt, who are actually presenting their fifth album with "Fifth". With this they have set themselves a clear task, just like with their predecessor: to search for the warmest harmonies, the most beautiful Beatles moments, the most perfect harmonies. This music is clearly in the tradition of the Byrds, CSN or even the Beatles: It is a dreamy journey through the world of melodious sound, where you can find songs in which everything is just right. You also know these moments from Wilco albums, especially "Wilco: The Album" can serve as a frame of reference here. However, The Autumn Leaves consistently renounce any kind of sound-technical gimmick, as their boss Jeff Tweedy loves them so much. In the end it remains the essence of the pop song, and that's all it takes. Funny that this band is still just an insider tip.
Top track: I Can See Your Face