by Eric Sandy
Now, Cities & Coasts is a really tight band with summery songs and catchy hooks that, time and again, you find yourself humming hours after you hear them. But there is plenty of music out there that is written with a formula to do just that. The intangible quality that separates the songs that Nathan Hedges writes from the rest of the modern pop landscape was always hard for Drew and I to define. This band is clearly better, but why?