To less discerning minds, Art Alexakis could be seen as a forebear of Max Bemis. While it is true that he’s more than adept at letting you know that everything’s not alright, he’s also infinitely more inclined to offering the type of optimism Max rarely affords himself. Tempered optimism. Everything’ll still be fucked up, but less so, and that’s the best we can ever expect. His lyrics are hyper specific to his own experiences but the moments when his voice catches and takes on that strange resonance reveal how universally affecting they truly are.
5 Reasons Not to Let it All Go out of 5