in case you haven't caught them on Conan, at Bonnaroo last year, etc. there are free tunes at the above site, you can stream their entire new album. Essentially, they have some very GD Hunter/Garcia sounding stuff, some more indie rock like stuff, and they had an experimental/avante gard period earlier, as Garbonzia, a prior name. great sound that is rich, and layered, like GD, highly composed stuff, with that amazing pastoral in places PacNW sound.
great, uplifting poetic lyrics, written by their musical genius, multi instrumentalist front man, Eric Earley. band usually arranges the songs with him, picks out the album cuts that make it as a group. they're touring this summer, and fall.
(their 07 release Wild Mountain Nation was top 50 albums of the year in R. Stone, 08 release Furr is really well known was #7 best album of the year by RS, title track Furr was their breakout, 09 release called Destroyer of the Void entirely stream able from above site, quite a few songs on their myspace page).
experience it when you can. it is amazing.
Ask yourself what do I really know and distinguish
what you know from what you think or hope for or want for
yourself or your world, what you are afraid of, what you believe in,
what you cherish and what you value."
STEPS TO KNOWLEDGE-THE BOOK OF INNER KNOWING, the book of daily practice.