As guitarist in Tacoma indie pop favorites Oh Dear! for several years, J. Martin had plenty of time to develop as an artist. While Oh Dear! tended more toward nervy and sprightly melodies and rhythms, J. Martin's solo output has solidly leaned in the direction of melancholy folk-rock, with welcome dashes of psychedelic color. Finally given the spotlight on his own terms, J. Martin proves himself to be a capable frontman.