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54' 40 or Fight!

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
Most of you readers and listeners out there will probably never hear of or hear the Double. I was once one of you and if I had not decided to write reviews for Lost at Sea, I never would've heard of them either. This is one of the perks of being in my unglamorous position-I can get the word out about obscure bands that will hopefully find a place in your music library.

The Double refers to two men playing drums and guitar, both of them singing. They hail from Brooklyn, NY and this is their first album on the Michigan-based label. The description of their sound that was provided in their press release is fairly accurate-they combine the improvisation and chaos of the Storm and Stress with the gentle folk sounds of Cat Power. But let's not keep this review to comparisons alone.

Imagine a frustrated, strung-out and bent folk singer that has given up on the coffee shop scene and decides to get together to jam with a free jazz drummer. The vocals are shaky and slightly nasally, and bring to mind hobos singing 'round the fire. What results of all these elements is an awkwardly beautiful and intoxicating batch of songs that fall apart as soon as they come together. It just goes to show you that construction is sometimes no different than destruction, and that they often make the same sound.

Reviewed by Lull Tucker


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