This thing feels more like an album than Dog In the Sand. The mood is the same throughout–and that mood is sad. It’s all about leaving and drinking and heartbreak. With titles like “Horrible Day,” “When Will Happiness Find Me Again,” and “This Old Heartache” what would one expect? Of course it’s not all somber and gloomy like you’d think, but defiantly upbeat and bordering on bluesy country. Do we miss the old Black Francis? Of course we do, but we could do worse than this new age country troubadour.