Why Make Clocks' debut album is a moody, compelling effort perhaps best appreciated by an attentive listener playing the disc in a slightly darkened room.

RELEASE DATE: Oct. 1

Why Make Clocks' debut album is a moody, compelling effort perhaps best appreciated by an attentive listener playing the disc in a slightly darkened room. The set weaves together emotive percussion and lyrics delivered by the deeply expressive vocalist Dan Hutchison. Each song feels somewhat epic in style, with tales of troubled relationships ever-present (witness "I Think the Answer's No"). Elsewhere, Hutchison sings of dealing with personal confusion. The truly rockin' "Forcing My Hand," about a man in love with a woman who continues to date the wrong person, could very well be an every(wo)man's tale for contemporary times.—JK