Explone is the music of Patrick Porter. Explone plays indie rock drunk on melody and melancholy, steering toward lighthouses such as Bob Mould, Elliott Smith, Cheap Trick, Nada Surf, the Spinanes...lots of great stuff. Crooks, the debut album from Explone, is a sweet amalgamation of indie spirit and pop values. Using Porter\'s songs as a framework, Crooks builds layers of sound that wrap around the central melodies without smothering them. Armed with naivete and fueled by a disdain for commercial radio drivel, Explone gives birth to joyous pop explosions (\'Overjoyed\', \'The Highest Time\'), celebrates pure rock and roll (Arms Around\', \'You\'re Drunk And Your Daddy Still Wants To Go\'), and spare balladry (\'Stark Raving White,\' \'Speed Of Light\'). With some help from Seattle pop luminary Andrea Maxand, Explone offers two haunting and beautiful pieces of music: the gentle \'Slipknot Song\' and the exultant \'Out Of Town\'.