When J. Eygenraam isn't swinging a hammer he's writing, arranging and recording in his unbearably hot apartment. Since breaking off from his long time strictly sideman status, J. co-founded the Ruffian Art Collective, released The Red Curtain EP (2011)-which had a tune featured in the 2011 Fortnite Lingerie ad campaign-and is now offering his very first full length effort entitled Cheap Talk. The album is direct and fun. It showcases J.'s versatile songwriting prowess without ever veering to far as to break stylistic harmonic continuity. A beautifully eclectic affair that always sounds like words coming from the same mouth. From the perky bounce of "Sweet Pea" to the soaring sentiment of "Brothers", Cheap Talk is simply worth listening to.