Mmmm… the gritty sound of the Damnwells. I can just eat it up like my sister-in-law’s Jell-O salad. Oh yes, let me expound on that analogy. Her Jell-O salad is just different somehow — it’s got all the same old stuff every other Jell-O salad is made of, but for some reason it tastes so good that I can’t stay away from it.
So what’s all that stuff the Damnwells has? Great harmonies, sweet songs with a country flavor, intelligent (if slightly overdone) lyrics, well-played instrumentals. What’s not to like? I don’t know … I just get the feeling that somewhere, somehow, I’ve heard it all before. But please add the Damnwells to your alt-country collection — you have one, right? Or you wouldn’t be hanging around here.
The Damnwells are touring (they will not be in Utah, alas, but they hit the Knitting Factory LA on Sept 25th). Their new CD, “Air Stereo,” was released Aug. 15th, and it’s very nice, with that driven guitar and countryesque titles like “I Am A Leaver.” Just hand me a spoon already.
[These tracks have been removed. You can contact me if you’d like a copy.]
The Damnwells – She’s the NYC Skyline
The Damnwells – You Don’t Have To Like Me To Love Me