“Dan Michaelson’s voice is the kind of thing you cling to in a storm: sturdy as an oak creaking with a certain humanity; a less ballroom Matt Berninger. Michaelson sings elegantly over gentle French horns and delicate piano, cello and pedal steel, his domestic Americana conjuring images of fire-warmed log cabins with stags’ heads mounted on the wall, though the trophies taken here seem more human, cutting flesh from tender spots”.Pitchfork. Together with his band The Coastguards they create something “Beautiful and devastatingly direct” Sunday Times Culture and “his songs show a lyrical mastery far outweighing anything heard for a long time. Think Johnny Cash or Leonard Cohen and you re not far away”. Dazed and Confused.