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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Sweetness and Angst of Daughters of the Dead Sea

Posted by on Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 11:33 AM

(Tractor) Daughters of the Dead Sea evoke an early-'90s vibe, spilling out dark and cloudy riffs with vocals that are at once sweetness and angst, reminiscent of a rough-edged Sleater-Kinney. The Daughters' first EP, The Killroom Sessions, debuted last October and the five songs pack a punch, each telling a story—painful, brooding, and raw are the overall tones, with some good old-fashioned heartache mixed in for good measure. I looked into Mannequin BBQ because of their intriguing name, but I may have come away with more questions than answers. Here's what I learned based on two poor-quality videos: kazoos, washboards, clapping/cup games, twangy a cappella harmonies, accordion, jazzy piano. Well, all right.

 

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