Just A Bunch of Great Songs
The haunting melody moves at a snail's pace, as the acoustic guitar keeps a chunky trotting rhythm, allowing the electric guitar to swell and drive the heartbreak. She sings, "I'm gonna ride as far south as I can / I'll call a friend I know down there / When love lets me down." However, it's the harmonies at the end of the song, on the repetition of "When Love Lets Me Down" that makes the song soar to greater heights and lower lows.
Other Highlights and Memorable Moments
"Get Me Some" calls to mind the likes of Amos Lee or Shawn Colvin, if that makes sense. It's a smooth feel-good song that calls for sunsets and warm weather. "Vermillion" is a nice narrative country-folk song made warmer by the sisters' harmonies and Thorn's high and lonely harmonica solo. "How Many Miles" (download from Amaazon) is a fantastic traveling song, paying tribute to life on the road, calling to mind some of Sheryl Crow's early work.
In fact, there's hardly a sorry moment on the disc, despite its heavy weight toward heartbreak. But, indeed, heartbreak results in some of the best songs. The Waifs have some of the sweetest synergy that results in fiercely energetic live shows and, as evidenced by SunDirtWater, excellent studio records.