Twin Forks
Dine Alone
Street: 02.25
Twin Forks = Dashboard Confessional + Mighty Oaks
Chris Carrabba’s latest project combines alt-folk with the love-choked lyrics that we’ve all come to love and expect from our beloved prince of emo. He tests the waters of the folk genre in a way that’s fresh without alienating anyone. The album seems to put a lot of emphasis on showcasing the fun, upbeat clap-along songs as opposed to the slower songs. Don’t get me wrong, the ballads are beautiful and poetic, (particularly on the closer “Who’s Looking Out”), but it’s clear that the album’s energy is channeled through their faster, poppier tunes. Overall, I like the direction Carrabba is going—it’s Dashboard for adults. –Allison Shephard