Atticus Fault

Atticus Fault's debut is a very enjoyable pop/rock project, notable for its fantastic musical arrangements and generally ethereal sound.

Atticus Fault's debut is a very enjoyable pop/rock project, notable for its fantastic musical arrangements and generally ethereal sound. Lyrically, the album is relationship-oriented, dealing largely with lost or hoped-for love. It kicks off with a long, yet rewarding guitar intro on "Soundtrack," which paves the way for lead singer Todd Evans' handsome tenor. A series of beautiful ballads is featured, including "Maybe," with its words of longing: "She knows what she needs/I need what she knows." The quartet also explores the theme of independence, as on "My First Trip to Mars," a fun look at getting away from the hardships of life here on Earth. "Little People," maybe the strongest track on the album, is a lyrical pressure cooker about all the people who can end up controlling someone's life.—JP