Vice, a magazine notorious for not only its complete and utter wrongness, but also the extreme (though often amusing) cruelty their writers are capable of dishing out to unfortunate recording artists, has given Song of the Pearl a really good review. Thanks guys!
"Imagine the manic ur-song of fellow Baltimoreans Lungfish welded to the flannel-shirt muscle of Creedence and Crazy Horse played with the fervour of folk rock. This time around, they've unfurrowed their brows a little and turned up the joy. The closing Dylan cover "Tomorrow is a Long Time" sounds as good as anything Richard Thompson recorded in the early 70's. -Tony Molester