Rainer Maria’s A Better Version of Me marked a shift in the band’s songwriting duties. Caithlin began to focus more on the lyrical aspects of the songwriting while Kyle fine-tuned his sonic assault on guitar. With their third album A Better Version of Me and over a hundred more shows under their belt, the band was ready to return to the studio with a vengeance in September 2002.
Recorded at Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin, Long Knives Drawn comprises nine incendiary performances that hardly pause for breath. Caithlin’s voice traverses into unexplored territory, expanded on the precepts of the band’s foundation.