(Barboza) San Francisco's Two Gallants finally grabbed my attention and held it with their latest record, The Bloom and the Blight. Released last fall (and their first record in five years), The Bloom and the Blight proves what Adam Stephens and Tyson Vogel have hinted at all along—dudes can really rock. "My Love Won't Wait" might fill that heavily distorted White Stripes-shaped hole in your heart, and the fuzzy, bluesy "Ride Away" sounds like something you would hear on a classic rock radio station's throwback weekend among Zeppelin and the Stones. If you've always shrugged them off before, give Two Gallants another try—they've strengthened their backbone. The new songs should be even more zealous live, especially in the confines of Barboza's tight, underground showroom.