'Far Away' is the perfect blend of quirky indie and anthemic indie. Angular-voiced frontman Andrew Stockdale warbling out life-affirming lyrics is a strange, but surprisingly moving experience, and his spiny voice takes some of the sickly-sweetness out of the lyrics. A chorus imploring you not to "listen to a word they say" was never such a cringe-free zone.
Factor in some springy acoustic guitar, limping drums, and the occasional blast of skewed background lamenting, and this is a festival anthem quite unlike any other. An uplifting, honey-centered track with enough sharp edges to keep things interesting.