California's indie-folk heroes return, with either a really short album or a really long EP about love, longing, and geography. Handcrafted over five months and fifteen time zones, Indifferent Cities is a heady mixture of California sunshine, Vietnamese ngu ngon, and edgy Northwest pop. Speechwriters LLC was initially conceived as a cautious alliance between West Coast songwriters Dave Lowensohn and Misha Chellam, who quickly became inseparable and have spent most of the 21st century touring the country in borrowed minivans. They've won countless, meaningless awards, and once loaned Jay Farrar their amp. Indifferent Cities is their fourth 'official' release since 2001, though they host hours and hours of live and studio recordings at speechwritersllc.com, all of which you can download for free.