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Dynamite Steps
     

Dynamite Steps

by The Twilight Singers
 

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The fifth full-length outing from head Afghan Whig and Gutter Twin Greg Dulli's Twilight Singers bristles with the kind of feverish late-night electricity that leaves notebooks in tatters and ashtrays spilling over onto the basement floor. Boasting a small army of maverick

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The fifth full-length outing from head Afghan Whig and Gutter Twin Greg Dulli's Twilight Singers bristles with the kind of feverish late-night electricity that leaves notebooks in tatters and ashtrays spilling over onto the basement floor. Boasting a small army of maverick co-conspirators that includes Ani DiFranco, Joseph Arthur, Petra Haden, Carina Round, Nick McCabe (The Verve), and Mark Lanegan, Dulli has crafted another solid collection of murky, innuendo-laced slabs of electro-tinged dirge rock that examines the darker corners of the human psyche. Part Richard Hawley and part Nick Cave, the album is built around Dulli's gritty, imperfect vocal abilities, and it's in the strained delivery of lines like "You crash the car to make the fever rise" ("Be Invited") and "I get lucky sometimes" ("Get Lucky"), along with the cinematic sweep of cuts like "Last Night in Town" and "Gunshots," that Dynamite Steps makes its biggest impressions. Dulli thrives on atmosphere, and while his inability to write the kind of sharp hooks or memorable choruses that have elevated other semi-dystopian malcontents into the relative mainstream is evident throughout the album, that sense of place makes Dynamite Steps feel less like a collection of songs and more like a long, dangerous, and unpredictable night on the town.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/2011
Label:
Sub Pop
UPC:
0098787084429
catalogNumber:
70844
Rank:
274206

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Performance Credits

Twilight Singers   Primary Artist
Mark Lanegan   Vocals
Ani DiFranco   Vocals
Greg Dulli   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Drums,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Mellotron,fender rhodes,Synthesizer Bass
Nick McCabe   Guitar
Petra Haden   Violin,Vocals
Joseph Arthur   Harmonica,Vocals
Mike Napolitano   Timpani
Gene Trautmann   Drums
Greg Wieczorek   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Jon Skibic   Bass,Guitar
Carina Round   Vocals
David Henderson   Drums
Steve "DJ Sherlock" Nalepa   Synthesizer,Strings
Scott Ford   Bass,Vocals
Amy Farris   Violin,Cello,Viola
Joshua Blanchard   Dobro
Cully Symington   Drums
Mathias Schneeberger   Bass,Guitar,Soloist
Leta Lucy   Vocals
Dave Rosser   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Rick G. Nelson   Violin,Cello
Chris Jordan   Piano

Technical Credits

Kerry Brown   Engineer
Brenndan McGuire   Engineer
Mike Napolitano   Engineer
Ben Mumphrey   Engineer
Eric Weaver   Engineer
Tommaso Colliva   Engineer
Steve "DJ Sherlock" Nalepa   Engineer
Scott Ford   Layout
Mathias Schneeberger   Engineer
Dave Rosser   Engineer
Syndicate   Producer
Steve Strange   Booking
Steve Ferguson   Booking
Kevin Dippold   Engineer
Keith Hagan   Management

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