There are those who think that they have the new school beat generation figured out. With Watered Lawn, however, producer Raleigh Moncrief just threw a serious curve ball to that entire crowd. Drum machines take a back seat to layered guitars and tender vocals on an album that pulls in folk and alternative rock influences. The beat science remains, but is content with making cameo appearances instead of insisting on being the main character. Watered Lawn acts as a reminder of Moncrief’s time spent playing it low-key and collaborating with the likes of Marnie Stern and Zach Hill. The accumulated experiences are poured into his full-length debut, encased in sun-baked riffs and unstable rhythms as its foundation.