Material & Focus
From Bryan Reed of The Daily Tarheel: 'Following the origin of the term from it's roots in punk, particularly in the adoption of the DIY ethic and the truth-over-beauty appeal, People Under the Bridge's latest album, Material and Focus is an indie rock record through and through... The band's gift for rough-hewn melody, and willingness to abandon it when the song demands, proves the band's truth-over-beauty credibility, even if it never completely abandons the beauty aspect of it's music... In 2007, we see a music industry much less open to experimentation and scraggly indie kids than it was 10 or so years ago. But Material and Focus could well produce that rabid following nonetheless.'