Instead of releasing another full-blown collection of new songs, Everclear
issued In a Different Light
in the fall of 2009. Harking back to the earliest days of rock & roll, when rock & rollers cut new versions of their old hits whenever they signed to a new label, Everclear
redo their old tunes for 429 Records, but where Fats Domino
and Chuck Berry
pretty much stuck to the letter of their original hits, Everclear
revamp these tunes, not so much making them into unplugged versions but turning them into something studiously mature and age appropriate, with the energy dialed down and the palette expanded yet muted.