Produced by indie-rock great John Vanderslice, It’s Just Craig’s new album Dark Corners tells the story of a cargo boat captain and his journey. From temptations of the sea to losing control of choice, the release melds lyrical wit with an atmospheric creakiness, from the sparse acoustical rise of “Alone” to the glistening synth-laden rainfall-like cascading on “Goodnight”. Lush vocals and developmental songwriting remain constant, making it an enjoyably retrospective listen that never forces anything. “Goodnight”, in particular with its male-female vocal duet power and outstanding production of the climactic whirring emerging around 01:05, is a very memorable effort that will hook many into the album.
Look out for Dark Corners in full on June 30th.