From a review written by Ken Maiuri, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton MA, 8/6/09 ... On the brief ten-song album - recorded in rich, sparkling, 3-D sound by engineer Mark Alan Miller - the three-man Mitchells lineup seems totally rejuvenated. The strong rhythm section and Wetmore's unique guitar parts are thrown into greater relief, with more open air around them, more room for everything to breathe - especially Wetmore's voice, which suddenly seems more nimble and expressive than ever. He lifts into his highest range on 'Wrong Mirror,' sings with lullaby calm on the chorus of the haunting 'Long May It Last,' coos wordless hooks on the album opener, 'Country Doctors.' And to go with the more open landscape of the music, Wetmore's lyrics allow the heart to get a little closer to the sleeve. His vocal melodies have long had a romantic or wistful lilt, even when put to seemingly non-singable phrases like 'sailing by an oval silver ghost' and 'lurching over gravel.' But on the new album, there are times when the lyrics make simple, direct hits, like the chorus of one of it's best songs, 'All the Frail Things.' 'Shake the ominous ring / when they say 'it lasts forever' / here's to all the frail things / that hold our big plans together,' Wetmore sings, dipping and lifting his voice around a beautiful melody. 'Long May It Last' is another minor-key highlight, with MacLean and Herbert chugging underneath heat-haze guitar, dropping out to let Wetmore sing simply, 'Now we're in for a long long night ... long may it last.' The record ends with 'Charts and Graphs,' which might be the closest The Mitchells have come to a love song since their skronky and oddly affecting 'Fake Our Deaths' 10 years ago. That song was about running away; this song is about dealing. A couple in the tall grass on a hot day, the narrator going quiet to gently brush a hair from his partner's face, staying strong together about grown-up things: piles of bills, solemn flip charts and bar graphs. 'You know we're living just beyond our means,' Wetmore sings, adding soothingly, 'but I'm not worried / 'cause you're with me.' The music seems to hold it's breath under that last word, and it's enough to put a lump in your throat. The new album is easily the most emotionally engaging they've made yet, and it keeps unfolding with each listen. ... From a review written by Ken Maiuri, Daily Hampshire Gazette 8/6/09.