If Fugazi's Ian MacKaye was concerned about his new adult pop project with Amy Farina drawing damning comparisons to the White Stripes, perhaps an elephant image and a red, black and white colour scheme were not the best choices for sleeve art on the Evens' self-titled debut. Then again, that's probably just MacKaye's twisted sense of humour. In any case, the Evens disc sounds like it was recorded at a pleasant afternoon kitchen table singalong. Rather than the confrontational blasting we've come to expect from him, MacKaye croons softly throughout with his indoor voice over the typically tuneful songs cut with just guitar and drums. There are a few moments that come dangerously close to rocking, but nothing that would wake Junior.