Unable to resist the allure of the side-project, Jacob Borg, drummer for Australian outfit Jinja Safari, has struck out with a group of his own. “Le Rambles” is the first track from Borg’s Berlin Bar Hounds, and for the first minute I could have sworn I was listening to a new track from The National. The intro’s crisp, cavernous, spare production have all the fingerprints of the Dressler brothers, and the deep, baritone vocals mirror Matt Berninger to a scary degree. As the song progresses the similarities never really leave, but it does become obvious that this collective is of a slightly different hue. The track is understated, even in its crescendo, though it still manages to evoke a measure of sweeping drama in the end with keys and a steady, pounding snare.