Wednesday, August 27, 2008

She's the Dutchess, He's the Duke

Garnering their deserved share of blogosphere buzz these days is Seattle band, The Dutchess & The Duke. Following up their acclaimed 2007 EP, they signed to Hardly Art and released She's the Dutchess, He's the Duke last month. Kimberly Morrison is the Dutchess and Jesse Lortz is the Duke, and together they craft folksy blues tunes with despair-riddled lyrics over a production full of crackles and pops that transport the listener to a wholly different time and place. Imagine a record store listening booth in late 1950s Paris, a restless teen getting his first taste of American rock music - when he drops the needle down on "Reservoir Park" his reality changes. Rock 'n' roll once had that power, and The Dutchess & The Duke have tapped into its current.

MP3: "Reservoir Park" (Stream)

Go get the album.

Be sure to check them out when they come through Chicago September 10th at Schubas.

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