At one point in Expo 86 Spencer Krug offers “In the aftermath of storms/ I’ll let you use my hammer.” This seems a fitting mission statement for Krug as a whole. His words prove he has lived an loved through many a storms. Thankfully, it would seem as though the 9,000 bands he leads and songs he pens for them serve as an effective repairing hammer. This could explain why a lot of these heart-wrenching songs have an undeniable element of hope in them. Stream Expo 86 here.