2003 DreamComing out of the Nashville school of songwriting, 20-year-old Melbournian Dan Oke knows how to sling a tune.

As the songwriter and frontman of Jarrow, he portrays himself as spiritually broken and perpetually unlucky, the kind of charming sad boy archetype who takes his beatings with a grin that made Ryan Adams and his ilk so hot.

Persona aside, part of 2003 Dream‘s charm is in its varied instrumentation, switching up jagged guitar pop for sprawling psych instrumentals and electric flourishes. Jarrow come off like the kids who knew they were smarter than everyone else in the class and never hesitated to show it, but damnit if you couldn’t help liking them all the same.

2003 Dream is out now via Remote Control.