A week after the release of Canaanville, the praise continues to roll in. Andrew Gistrap describes Canaanville and Canary as “[o]ne of the most recent, and most striking portrayals of small-town life” in his eloquent field study for PopMatters. It’s not every day they appear on a list with Kanye and Ben Gibbard, but in their “must hear countdown” AV Club says: “Old Oak Tree” is a sweet little tune about love, death, and small-town living.” The boys even had a chance to catch up with WOUB.
In addition, NPR’s Mountain Stage will be rebroadcasting Southeast Engine’s performance from last October. You can listen to it on your local NPR affiliate on August 10th.