Attack in Black – Years (By One Thousand Fingertips)

Dine Alone Records

Mustering their collective strength to deliver the goods on their fourth studio album Canadian punk-turned-folk-rock sensation Attack in Black continues to improve their game. The band has been making ever-greater strides with every new release and Years (By One Thousand Fingertips) builds on the solid folk foundation laid on their previous release The Curve of the Earth. Frontman Daniel Romano (City and Colour) weighs in heavily his throaty vocals and impassioned howls elevating the mundane to the sacred on cuts like “The Browness of Her Curls” the ruggedly handsome “Leather Jacket” and the Neil Young homage “Birmingham.” Years (By One Thousand Fingertips) is a solid attempt to parlay the band’s punk rock past into an indie rock goldmine but ultimately finds that goal just beyond reach. Still with the way they’re progressing they’re not far off.