Love"s Crushing DiamondJordan Lee has spent the last few years bouncing around the indie underground, from Ohio to Texas to Boston to Brooklyn, running the wonderful Kassette Klub label, touring with his friends groups, and leading an amorphous project called Mutual Benefit, a one-man-band or a sprawling collective, depending on where he is and who is around that day. After self-releasing two limited Mutual Benefit cassettes and playing scores of house shows in any living room that would have him, Lee completed his proper debut LP of lush, watery, pop songs, pieced together over the past several years and inspired by the kinetic energy, goodbyes, and blurred landscapes of life on the road. While these songs are the brainchild of Jordan Lee, this album was very much a collaborative effort, with contributions by Virginia and Cameron of Cry Guy, Marc and Cory of Lizard Kisses, and many other friends and weirdoes met along the way. The music is heartfelt and emotional, with Lee s fragile and beautiful voice being the centerpiece of this powerful and woozy set of love songs. The recordings are an instantly engaging blend of high and low fidelity, mixing lush studio productions, featuring keys, guitar, violin and banjo, with clattering homemade percussion and found sounds.