The Coats are an energetic, polished a cappella pop group from the Pacific Northwest. They have cultivated a following for over a decade, recording 8 CDs and winning the Harmony Sweepstakes in 1994. A popular live attraction, the group has challenged themselves with this CD to produce a recording that trumps anything they've released before. The cover songs Blinded Me With Science, Down on the Corner, Stand By Me, and Thin Lizzy's Boys are Back in Town, are creative and witty. The Coats change up the rhythms, drop in unanticipated accents and countermelodies while delivering a rock-solid groove. The original tunes, She's Got That Thing, Walk Away and Together Through It All, convey a buoyant optimism that is contagious.