Like Billy Bragg's similarly minded Talking with the Taxman About Poetry, marriage is a focus of many of these tunes. Opener "Diamonds, Diapers & Property" considers the weight of family life and fiscal responsibility amid twangy guitar and wheezy organ chords. Things get darker (and funnier) with "The Day I Married Her," which finds a beleaguered husband looking back on 30 years of domestic blisters. The chorus, which states "If I killed her the day I married her, I'd be out of jail by now," is sure to be a favorite with fans of murder ballads and wry irony alike. A little too snarky for alt-country and a little too wistful for indie-rock, Eisenbraun finds a comfortable middle ground in between genres. — Christian Schaeffer
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