Former Weezer bassist and Rental Matt Sharp gives the finger to Buddy Holly specs and sugary emo-pop and throws himself wholeheartedly into the terrain of bleached-out Americana. His self-titled full-length debut is a languorous, haunted set of lazy alt-country tunes recorded in the lonely wilds of Tennessee. Sharp murmurs bittersweet goodbyes and observations from the windows of slow trains with a halting break in his voice, like he's worked each idea down to a worn sheen with too much thought. His hesitant delivery is matched by the disc's languid acoustic guitar and delicate piano - Sharp dwells on each chord like he's scared to let go. Fragile, intimate and heartfelt.