The Southland

The Southland

Influence of Geography, The Southland’s first album, is full of songs that seem at once novel and strangely familiar. Like "305," about the mother of all lovers' spats, titled after the number of the apartment where it all went down; "Debris," which picks through the shards of a shattered relationship until words are no longer enough and the band throttles the remaining pangs of regret during the course of a scintillating, thematically apt instrumental passage as if they were the five-man Steely Dan... more