Big melodies, big guitars, big beats...and maybe even some big ideas. It's all here on Jonathan Mudd's "Truth Lies"-11 powerful pop songs that investigate the heart's shadowy places. From the immediately infectious opener "Breaking My Way," with it's soaring vocals and bad-ass guitar break, to the Zeppelin-esque groove of "Round the Bend," to the bittersweet piano ballad "If You Ever Leave Me," to the soul-shouting refrains of "Find Our Way," the album doesn't let up for a second. Recorded in four studios on two coasts, "Truth Lies" spotlights Jonathan Mudd's sandpaper-smooth vocals, swaggering electric guitars and sneaky keyboards-all built atop the rock-solid foundation of drummer James O'Connell and bassists Andrew Luthringer and Greg Miller. The disc was mixed by Mark Williams, the up-and-coming producer known for his work with Jonasay, P.Hux and Dana Wells. "Truth Lies" is the much-anticipated follow-up to Mudd's 2005 release, "Any Good Heaven," which The Washington Post called "great pop-rock...a fetching collection of riff-happy rockers that never forgo the catchy parts." "Truth Lies" is all that-and more. Here's what Blurt says about it: ''Truth Lies' has all the requisite powerpop hallmarks: meaty guitar riffs atop propulsive rhythms; instantly hummable melodies and a keen sense of dynamics; lyrics about loving and losing and getting back together, all with an undercurrent of reflection and redemption. On 'Truth Lies' you can start the music pretty much anywhere on the album and land on a gem.'