The group's second full-length release, Very Soon and in Pleasant Company, adds an element of maturity to its approach. Throughout the recording, tracks such as "The March Song" and "Nine Bodies, Nine States" maintain a sense of angular rock, while "Simple Halo" and "Contents of a Landfill" shed the guitar-driven uneasiness for which the group has come to be known. "Actual Blood" and "How to Draw Horses" give rise to a murky minimalism that permeates the album with a sense moodiness and melancholy.
As a whole, the album is a collection of intensely personal songs that document musicianship transcending the tumultuous waters of its past to afford a more introspective approach. Very Soon and in Pleasant Company may not be as rigid as its predecessors, but it is nonetheless a work of unmistakable human sentiment bent on discipline.
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