A beautifully written piece of work.
Dave Hause has always been blessed with a purity of songwriting craft that sets him apart from the punk troubadour pack.
This collection is no exception – the misery-tinged love letter of opener ‘With You’ setting the tone for an album which deals in both human triumph and defeat with beautifully observed skill.
As the lusty porch-side reminiscence of ‘The Ride’ gives way to the anthemic, titular homage to Hause’s hometown of Philadelphia, he once again cuts to the core of the human condition.
It adds up to another deft, mature and utterly addictive release.
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