300 Pounds' self-titled debut is a collection
of smooth eccentricities that play like the soundtrack
to Lieby's coming-of-age. The album, which began
as a hip-hop experiment as the Creekans were fading,
developed into a mixed bag - part techno funk,
part Zappa-rock and part acoustic folk.
According to Lieby, the album is a collection
of music, "focused on human interaction,
life events and whatnot."
Standout tracks, "Timeline," "Somet"
and "Hush" are quirky windows into Lieby's
"What Can't Be Found" weaves unplugged
guitar hooks into a slick lament over a lost love.
This track is timeless, pulling listeners into
the torment of heartache and loneliness, showing
Pounds' serious side.
"Got Nothing" moves at an energetic
pace, but in a mellow surf-rock way. The track
is silky, a party tune rivaling Ben Harper or
fusion-rock icons Sublime.