Release Date: Mar 6, 2007
Record label: Arts & Crafts
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
Despite the steady presence of Latin percussion, tres, and Spanish poetry, there is little Latin about Apostle of Hustle's second album, National Anthem of Nowhere. None of the bolero-inspired songs from Folkloric Feel shuffle between the circling guitar lines and pounding drums that control and comprise the record. The experimental side to Andrew Whitehead and his crew remains, however, as they discard notions of cleanly cut verses and choruses and concentrate more on overall effect and tone.
Like a puppy competing in the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge, Toronto's Andrew Whiteman careens over hurdles and weaves through obstacle courses. He races up the seesaw, and suddenly the ground becomes unsteady. Fido freezes. Always that damn seesaw. Whiteman's Apostle of Hustle loses focus ….