The second album by Ken Layne and the Corvids is a weird voyage across the American West, from the Gold Rush to the impending stucco apocalypse. From spooky acoustic folk to thrashing country-rock, 'Transcontinental' is a dark and beautiful tale. 'A proper hoot ... what Cormac McCarthy would write if he had a sense of humor to go with his sense of dread, a sort of 'Blood Meridian' meets Butch & Sundance. The album's big thematic interests are the 19th century opening of the West, a love for wild and desolate places, and a recurring nervous thread of incipient violence.' -- A Fool in the Forest.