Long Live All of Us
After a month holed up in a rural Tennessee house, this veteran quintet emerged with an album’s worth of revelatory self-help
rock ’n’ roll. Singer Joey Kneiser comes on like a Springsteenian Southern preacher man, piling positive exhortations and affirmations (”Crawl with me out of the dark,” “You don’t have to know what got you here to be happy you’re alive”) atop Stones-via-Skynyrd guitar licks, soulful Memphis horns and power-pop hooks. Glossary casts its redemptive message in a more traditional light on “Under a Barking Moon,” a gospel tune about finding salvation on the “dark part of the street.” Kneiser and company have caught some kind of spirit—and luckily for us, they’re looking to share.