Things start off good with “Preamble.” It contains a good mix of background vocals, guitars, bass and some impressive drum work, The song didn't grab me right away but became more appealing after a couple of listens. “The Last Man” is a forward moving, get out of seat type of song that has an ample amount of energy that I'm guessing would probably make this a good one to see live. Indie rock 101 aesthetics are displayed on “AutoElectric” while the closer “Hives” is the most rocking song on the album.
Lateral Drift has a good amount of energy and while the band may sometimes sound a bit too familiar for comfort they know how to write a quality song. In this case five.