Scarecrow Collection Radio Frequency Collection

Sometimes a bunch of positives just don’t add up the way they should. Take the sophomore album by Scarecrow Collection. Despite playing more than 300 shows in the past few years, building a dedicated fan base and honing their chops as a collective unit, they still don’t have it together material-wise. Coming across like a crosspollination of Widespread Panic, Hootie and the Blowfish and Bruce Horsnby, Radio Frequency Collection is a well played and executed album that sounds a little too safe. The songs straddle the line between introspective and schmaltzy, often falling too far towards the latter. While there’s no denying these musicians can play, it’s a little bit too "jam band lite” for its own good. (Harmonized)