E Double is a rock band unafraid to perform in cargo shorts, to advertise a KMXV 93.3 endorsement, and to layer bright acoustic strumming and echo-drenched electric arpeggios with such innocent abandon that it might as well be saying, "U2 who?" A first listen to this album will send anyone unfamiliar with the widely toured Lawrence-based group to the liner notes in search of telltale, nongay, alt-Christian references to being saved by a heavenly "Him." Amid the acres of faintly printed lyrics, there are plenty of abstract, vaguely romantic addresses to various you
s -- in fact, every damn song is to a you. We pity the you in "Ordinary": When you took me back, I left
/Tore my shorts and beat my chest
. (See, we told you about the shorts.) As for gospel allusions, there are none. Instead, Coldinmay
floats upon cycling waves of competently produced, made-for-outdoor-festival pop that's essentially wallpaper to Scott Newcomer's adequately soulful baritone -- then, finally, on the very last track, E Double puts on jeans and decides to make rock and roll.