The Autumn Defense : The Autumn Defense (Broken Horse)
Broken Horse present the self titled and 3rd album by Wilco offshoot The Autumn Defense (John Stirratt and Pat Sansone of Wilco). After the release of their second album in 2003, The Autumn Defense, multi-instrumentalists John Stirratt and Pat Sansone, realized that there was indeed an audience for their Simon & Garfunkel/Bread influenced soft-rock that they hadn’t truly appreciated, and like most things took some time to develop. « The Autumn Defense » is the culmination and continuation of what the band has reached for in the last two records, from the Philly-soul of « Feel You Now », to the baroque « Estate Remains », the bossa « City Bells » to the classic Southern-California sound of « We Would Never Die. » Playing this album next to Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky which followed « The Autumn Defense » a few months later, it becomes clear how integral both Stirratt and Sansone are to the current Wilco sound in what is looking likely to be it’s most successful and enduring line up.