This album was the first incarnation of 300 Pounds. This solo work features Nate Lieby, all by his lonesome, playing everything from drums to the final bit of white noise on the album.
300 Pounds' self-titled debut is a collection of smooth eccentricities that play like the soundtrack to Lieby's coming-of-age. The album, which began as a hip-hop experiment as the Creekans were fading, developed into a mixed bag - part techno funk, part Zappa-rock and part acoustic folk.
According to Lieby, the album is a collection of music, "focused on human interaction, life events and whatnot."
Standout tracks, "Timeline," "Somet" and "Hush" are quirky windows into Lieby's life.
"What Can't Be Found" weaves unplugged guitar hooks into a slick lament over a lost love. This track is timeless, pulling listeners into the torment of heartache and loneliness, showing Pounds' serious side.
"Got Nothing" moves at an energetic pace, but in a mellow surf-rock way. The track is silky, a party tune rivaling Ben Harper or fusion-rock icons Sublime.