Team Smile and Nod: "Mourning Time"

Team Smile and Nod: "Mourning Time"

Acoustic guitars, synthesizers and drum machines are still their weapons of choice - and plainspoken political diatribes - but Team Smile and Nod's second album has a mighty different feel from last time out. As you might guess from the title, "Mourning Time" is a darker and moodier affair, more sad than angry. Kara Sherman processes her mother's death amidst more sophisticated production that defies a pigeonhole. And in Team Smile and Nod tradition, the most cringe-worthy moments are also the most powerful.