The same dilemma is true for almost every recording artist: can their sophomore album stand up next to their first? Well, Brushfire recording artist Matt Costa can say with out a doubt that his can! "Unfamiliar Faces" is an album that picks up right where his first left off.

Costa's own playful mix of clever indie rock and feet-tapping folk is what make him stand out and what make this second CD as enjoyable as the first. Lead single "Mr. Pitiful" is just the kind of fun song fans have grown to look to Matt for.

Also true to form, the song tells a great story and comes wrapped in a clever and quirky video. Stand-out album tracks "Lilacs," "Cigarette Eyes," "Bond," and "Trying to Lose My Mind" should convince any doubters that Matt can still deliver.

Story by Iyana Gregory contributing writer