Cutting and catchy, the songs tackle religion, family discord, political tension, existential dread, and infidelity. The self-produced recording combines folk instrumentation with public domain sound samples. Recorded at home in the wilds of western Mass, the album includes:
- - “Star Trek, Star Wars, and the Holy Bible,” a lyrical mash-up of sci-fi and religious myth.·
- - “New Frankie & Johnny,” an update with smart bombs and Burger King, plus sexist vintage radio spots.
- - “Home for the Holidays,” a tale of tension among family on Christmas.
- - “Round Like an Orange,” the melody from folk ballad “Jim Jones” paired with inscrutable philosophical lyrics and radio clips.
- - In the surprisingly poignant “Jesus, My Son,” God worries about his son's risky career choice.