The Clap made one canny decision in hiring Dave Fridmann as producer. Although it doesn't necessarily seem that way on the opening track. Some Loud Thunder sounds like Mark E Smith might have been at the controls, not the mastermind behind The Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev.
"Imagine Byrne as a child at a supermarket. He's at the till with mother and she has said he can't have any of the sweets on offer. He wails and cries and moans. That gives you some idea of how Alec Ounsworth sounds. "