Jim White is focused on the strange side of the rural South, yet his own albums never settle into a defined genre. The blend of Americana genres and the spacey experiments that accompany the songs have been called ‘hick-hop’, but on his latest album Waffles, Triangles & Jesus, White explores relatively more straightforward songwriting. With influences of alt-country and indie-rock influences, these tracks are more accessible than much of White’s music. Taken out of context, they’re excellent songs; it’s fitting them into White’s body of work that adds the extra interest. Featuring guests such as the band Hog-Eyed Man and Holly Golightly, this is fantastic album to enter the world of Jim White.