It's been four years since J. Andrew Magoffin dropped his last Two-Minute Miracles volume. That may seem like indolent musician behaviour, but it's actually because he's the Timbaland of southern Ontario alt-country. Twisting knobs for the Constantines, Great Lake Swimmers and Cuff the Duke and others, Magoffin's barely had time to indulge his twang rock projects.
On Lions, he sounds energized to be back on the other side of the mixing board. From Guelph-dissing, London-loving opener The Minus Ball to the Wilco Summerteeth-era distorted guitar pop of The Bee Hell, Magoffin keeps the album flowing evenly with dusty rock, occasionally diverging into brooding last-call laments like No Fairway and Unusual Romance.
Two-Minute Miracles appear at Sneaky Dee?s October 11.