Hailing from Dover, Ohio, State Bird plays some pretty raucous rock ‘n’ roll, though they didn’t start out that way. Those familiar with the band’s earlier efforts might remember them having a more indie-pop sound. Well apparently the boys in the band got into booze, pot and late ’90s post-punk between releases and produced a gem of a stonerish rock record. While it has long been said you can’t judge a book, or in this case a record, by its cover, State Bird’s “Healing the Pain” cover is representative of the sound on the album inside the sleeve: Two sweaty girls in party dresses, holding cans of some cheap American lager, surrounded by crowd of equally sweaty revelers. Basically, it looks like a party and the record sounds like a party. The record’s strong suit is its ability to sound familiar, yet fresh. While the influences are easily pinpointed, the band crafts them so effortlessly together that it sounds like something whole new. This guitar-driven rabble rousing record captures everything that’s right about music right now without coming off as pretentious or hyper-stylized.