Detroit-area folk-rockers Frontier Ruckus are one of the more relentless touring bands to crisscross this country in some time. All that stage time has paid off in a sophomore release leaps and bounds beyond their debut. "Deadmalls and Nightfalls" is a weary but uplifting set of narratives. Musically, they do a lot with what seems like a spare and intimate setup, so the record should translate gorgeously to the stage.

Detroit-area folk-rockers Frontier Ruckus are one of the more relentless touring bands to crisscross this country in some time. All that stage time has paid off in a sophomore release leaps and bounds beyond their debut. "Deadmalls and Nightfalls" is a weary but uplifting set of narratives. Musically, they do a lot with what seems like a spare and intimate setup, so the record should translate gorgeously to the stage.