Dandelion War are a band that mix up power pop with rock to create a formula that puts them between the likes of Radiohead and Coldplay, in terms of creating that delicate wispy style of music but leading more towards the Radiohead side. We Were Always Loyal To Lost Causes (Deep Elm) create the kind of songs that at times sound like pleas for help, where you want to be sympathetic for the lyric but you realize you want to dwell in the pain and sympathy that they sing about. “1848” has vocals that go back and forth between regular mild tones and a falsetto that helps give the song the emotional impact it desires. “The Devil’s Black Wool” starts off with an electronic pulse before before going deeper into an abyss of reverb that is used to where you want to get lost in the feel of the singing as much as you want to understand the lyrics (or the metaphor behind it). Most of the time it’s very ethereal, but once you figure out what’s going on in their music, the navigation Dandelion War takes you on is well worth the trip.