Nobody Dances in This Town

Nobody Dances in This Town

by He's My Brother She's My Sister
     
 

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The debut from self-described Los Angeles-based "glam-folk," "cirque rock," "garage country," and "desert pop" quintet He's My Brother She's My Sister does a fairly solid job of living up to all of the hyperbole. Fronted by siblings Rachel and Rob Kolar, and rounded out by slide guitar, upright bass, and a drummer/tap…  See more details below

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The debut from self-described Los Angeles-based "glam-folk," "cirque rock," "garage country," and "desert pop" quintet He's My Brother She's My Sister does a fairly solid job of living up to all of the hyperbole. Fronted by siblings Rachel and Rob Kolar, and rounded out by slide guitar, upright bass, and a drummer/tap dancer, HMBSHS can sometimes feel more like a theater troupe than a rock band, but unlike their closest contemporary, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, the band emits a steady undercurrent of downed-wire danger that owes more to the gator- and snake-infested Louisiana bayou than it does the eucalyptus- and patchouli-scented streets of Laurel Canyon. Dark, bluesy exorcisms like "Tales That I Tell," "Let It Live Free," "Clackin' Heels," and "Choir of the Dead" suggest a steady diet of Slim Harpo, Shovels & Rope, Howlin' Wolf, and Jack White, practically begging for placement over the closing credits of an episode of True Blood, but it's not all swamp blues and voodoo torch songs. The likeable "Let's Go," with its propulsive Bo Diddley shimmy, the addictive "My Sharona" snare crack of "Electric Love," and the lovely, primal gospel of closer "Can't See the Stars" ring true as well, and while the Kolars may lack the vocal pyrotechnics of their obvious influences, like true thespians, they have the moxie to make even the most mundane moments seem exciting, which supplies more than enough firepower for the aptly titled Nobody Dances in This Town, a notion that they obviously intend on remedying.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/09/2012
Label:
Park The Van Records
UPC:
0760137006824
catalogNumber:
68
Rank:
209405

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

He's My Brother She's My Sister   Primary Artist
Patrick O'Connor   Guest Appearance
Thom Monahan   Guest Appearance
Evzen Kolar   Guest Appearance
Steven Taylor   Guest Appearance
Aaron Robinson   Guitar,Vocals,Lap Steel Guitar,Group Member
Orpheo McCord   Guest Appearance
Lauren Brown   Drums,Group Member
Patrick Joseph   Guest Appearance
John Rogers   Guest Appearance
Mark Noseworthy   Guest Appearance
Oliver Newell   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Jazz Mills   Guest Appearance
Rachel Kolar   Percussion,Vocals,Group Member
Setya Bhabha   Guest Appearance
Robert Kolar   Guitar,Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Henry Wolfe   Guest Appearance
Jeff Ramuno   Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Thom Monahan   Producer
Randy Jackson   Executive Producer
Jon Polk   Executive Producer
Keith Gretlein   Engineer
Rob Kolar   Producer
Dan Horne   Engineer
Nicolas Essig   Engineer

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