Sons and Duaghters - Love the Cup
This band was so hot that they took down their website and disbanded after 3 months. How fucking awesome is that? But this cd is worth it. This cd is intense as hell. It's Scottish people singing the Strokes if the Strokes had covered a Janis Joplin album.
What a great EP by this band from the land of Franz Ferdinand. Although they sound nothing like them, Sons and Daughters gained some notoreity as their opening act on parts of FF's recent tour. I must warn you that contrary to others' remarks, Sons and Daughters sound nothing like the White Stripes. They are actually doing a very faithful tribute to The Faith Healers UK and maybe there is a little early Verbena, as they are somewhat countrified. Great EP, worth the gamble, the kind of cd that you play again as soon as it's over.
Sometimes less is more. Sons and Daughters, a quartet of experienced Scots (including two former members of Arab Strap) are expected to put out a full-length CD in 2005, but the band will have a tough time topping this seven-song, 25-minute debut disc. Putting a country twist on the garage-rock minimalism of the White Stripes, Sons and Daughters gives you a sense of what might have happened if Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash had recorded an album after spending a few months listening to nothing but PJ Harvey CDs.
lol - - - Yeah - it sounds like that - and holy shit is it great.
I figured I might as well start my list off with something that I knew would get me rocking. This is the kind of music that should be watched live with plastic cups full of Cutty Sark and half the people-lacking shirt. The Ceiling is so low the singer can put her hands on it and you are so close you could grab her fishnets.
I can't recommend this album enough. And for you my special people in Baltimore - they do remarkable have it at Sound Garden. I was shocked - and a little dismayed - but it was there - you can also hear the song "Johnny Cash" on Channel 26 Left-of-center Satellite radio from time to time. Enjoy - Cig Rating - 5 out of 5 Cigs!!!
Everyone needs to have an album like this to come home to on Friday and swing around a bottle of whiskey to.