Nobody Dances in This Town

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
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: 10/9/2012
  • Label: Park The Van Records
  • UPC: 760137006824
  • Catalog Number: 68
  • Sales rank: 352,896

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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