Beverly is a new duo featuring singer-drummer Frankie Rose and singer-guitarist Drew Citron.
I don't mind their name—in fact, I rather like it—but I can foresee it causing two pretty obvious problems: 1) people will assume "Beverly" is a solo act, 2) people will ask the ladies, "Which one's Beverly?" (which reminds me of the classic Floyd line, "Which one's Pink?"). To judge by the denim-laden photo to the left, I'm sure they can handle it.
More importantly, their first song, "Honey Do," with Citron on vocals, is a low-key winner. Anyone expecting it to sound exactly like Rose's output may leave disappointed, but it isn't a world away. Instead, it recalls early My Bloody Valentine—pre-Loveless—before the Dublin band perfected their patented wall-of-guitar-sound (if anything, I prefer those early EPs, like You Made Me Realise).
Kanine Records releases "Honey Do" as part of their vinyl-only RSD compilation, Non Violent Femmes, on April 19. Beverly's debut will follow later this summer.