The Britrock obsession locals Stirling showed on their debut long player, Northern Light, continues on this follow-up. Singer Matt Booi has chilled out on the piano dirge direction he was taking the group in and lets the band gravitate back to the guitar-centric territory where they're most comfortable. He's a shameless caterwauler, somewhere between Bryan Ferry and Jarvis Cocker, which might turn off the less dramatically inclined, but he knows when to pull in and give Josh Dallmann room to work his reverbed-out minimalist guitar style on the strongest material (Longest Fall, My Resistance Is Low). This disc won't ignite the revolution its title alludes to, but it's a victorious coup in its own right.
Stirling launch their CD at Ukula Friday (May 25).