Dusk Do Country

duskI’ve got a lot of respect for artists like Dusk, which is the project of Tenement‘s Amos; he’s taking his roots and turning them out on a bigger stage. It’s interesting, as it’s just another step in the lineage of rock n’ rollers making nod to the American musical tradition. Still, this latest Dusk single also succeeds because of it’s songwriting, not just its look backwards. I’m always going to fall for a track that has a nice bit of piano work serving as the tune’s backbone…it’s the only instrument I know well. Alas, the group will release a debut 7″ on October 8 via Forward Records.

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Screaming Females Rock Again!

screamingfemalesI know this tune’s been all over the place, but it’s really hard for me to support one of my favorite artists, Screaming Females.  Rock n’ roll’s tiniest bad ass just belts note after note throughout the track, while her band set the landscape for a metal stomper that prepares to rupture your ears.  Personally, I love the way Marissa Paternoster plays with her lyrical delivery, often drawing out notes and syllables.  You can find this metal burner on a new split 7″ the band recently put out with Tenement.  So glad Marissa is feeling better and the band is back at rocking.

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