Put Your Back N 2 It
Matador Records 
Seattle's Mike Hadreas's second album, Put Your Back N 2 It may send you into a confusing spiral of tears and shame. The album starts off strong with "Awol Marine" a soft track which instantly reminded me of Julee Cruise's "Falling", the music used for the original Twin Peaks opening credits. Deeper into the album you'll find a slightly different tone, one that will give you the chills of a dark drama from the 1980's. The subject matter Hadreas touches on is controversial, real, and sometimes even mildly humorous. My only qualms with this record is that almost all of the songs are too short; I actually yelled at the end of one track: "That can't be it?!?!"