With their second major-label release, the Derailers stay true to their (admittedly well-rendered) retro package while evolving into a more accessible but nevertheless stylish presentation.

With their second major-label release, the Derailers stay true to their (admittedly well-rendered) retro package while evolving into a more accessible but nevertheless stylish presentation. These bad boys with double trouble vocalists cook up a Bakersfield/Everly Brothers hybrid on "The Way to My Heart," and "Take It Back" is a twangfest with serious Buckaroo tendencies; they wax Mexicali on the killer "Leave a Message, Juanita." Tony Villanueva evokes Orbison on steel-and-reverb ballads like "Alone With You" and "Whole Other World" and is totally cool on "Uncool." Brian Hofeldt takes the lead on such Beatles-meets-Buck Owens pleasures as the title cut and "Scratch My Itch," and they're all impressive on the Don Rich gem "Happy Go Lucky Guitar." "I Love Me Some Elvis" is cosmic, and they even manage a little hillbilly gospel on "The Wheel."—RW