11 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This Nashville group (now a duo after the departure of Brian Bandas) taps into the spirit of ‘70s country-rock bands like Poco and The Eagles, with nods toward contemporary acts like Lonestar and Rascal Flatts. As singers, Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson temper their Nice Guy appeal with hints of rebellion and swagger. “Angel Eyes” sets the tone with its chiming guitars and playful lyrics about a whisky-sipping good girl who loves tailgate parties and singing in the church choir. Tracks like “Inside Out” and “Girls Love to Shake It” turn up the heat a little, balancing the sensitive balladry of “Thinking of You (and Me)" and the perceptive storytelling of “Town Drunk.” Especially strong is “Amen,” a subtly sexy tune recalling Dave Barnes. Liles and Gunderson’s voices blend effortlessly, combing with particular grace on “Girls Look Hot in Trucks,” a mellow salute to backroads romance. Josh Leo’s production combines radio-friendly polish with a feel for Love and Theft’s acoustic-centered sound, bringing out the warm-hearted spirit of the duo’s music.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This Nashville group (now a duo after the departure of Brian Bandas) taps into the spirit of ‘70s country-rock bands like Poco and The Eagles, with nods toward contemporary acts like Lonestar and Rascal Flatts. As singers, Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson temper their Nice Guy appeal with hints of rebellion and swagger. “Angel Eyes” sets the tone with its chiming guitars and playful lyrics about a whisky-sipping good girl who loves tailgate parties and singing in the church choir. Tracks like “Inside Out” and “Girls Love to Shake It” turn up the heat a little, balancing the sensitive balladry of “Thinking of You (and Me)" and the perceptive storytelling of “Town Drunk.” Especially strong is “Amen,” a subtly sexy tune recalling Dave Barnes. Liles and Gunderson’s voices blend effortlessly, combing with particular grace on “Girls Look Hot in Trucks,” a mellow salute to backroads romance. Josh Leo’s production combines radio-friendly polish with a feel for Love and Theft’s acoustic-centered sound, bringing out the warm-hearted spirit of the duo’s music.

TITLE TIME

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
417 Ratings

417 Ratings

Ma5Fan ,

Great Work Stephen and Eric!

I got to me the guys at CMA Music Fest this year at a charity event. Really nice guys and great to their fans. This album ROCKS! I’ll be jamming to this all week and the rest of summer.
Looking forward to Tyler Barham’s “Don’t Cage This Heart” and Gloriana’s “A Thousand Miles Left Behind” coming out next week.

Run2Mexico ,

"If You Ever Get Lonely" is on the radio!

The next hit is hitting the airwaves. Great song. I've been playing it on my phone all day. The guys have never sounded better. This one could be really big. Go, L and T, go!

EmRuss11 ,

Great voices!

I love the way their voices blend! They're incredible and I'm so happy to see them on the charts again! :)

More By Love and Theft

You May Also Like