Angels Don't Know Names. They Just Know Deeds.
Sometimes, an album can actually fold itself around you--envolping you in it's subtle charms. Tom Cruise, the new LP by Los Angeles' Ill Lit is one of those. Straddling the line between country glitch and straightforward pop, TC delivers a deceptively upbeat message of heartbreak,of loss, and of hope-complete with broken electronics and layers of saccharine sweet harmonies. Led by singer-songwriter Daniel Ahearn (along with multi instrumentalist Jens Fleming and guitarist David J,) Ill Lit expertly balances these extremes to create one intriguing band that drifts beneath the radar. For your listening (dis)pleasure:
Ill Lit: Across Country
Ill Lit: Los Angeles
Ill Lit: Worth The Wait
Ill Lit: You Left After Work