Hailing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the mighty Forstella Ford are back with their desperately awaited sophomore album. Just about all of the Braid and Roadside Monument influences are gone, leaving nine swinging hardcore rock numbers with equal parts complex intricacy and stone groove. In its various shapes and sizes, this band has been around since the mid-90s, and it just keeps getting better. Towering drums and driving guitars mark Forstella Ford’s music with a passion and intensity that borders on sonic virtuosity. Melodic and reflective one moment, fierce and raucous the next, Forstella Ford will train the listener’s ear to find new meaning through each listen.