Turquoise Days Albums Of The Year Part Four
Blanche - If We Can't Trust The Doctors
A band from Detroit, there must be a White Stripes connection right? Yep, vocalist Dan Miller was apparently in a band, Goober and the Peas, with Jack White and contributes some guitar to one of the songs on this album. The two bands also share the same raw, dirt under your fingernails qualities but whereas The White Stripes worship at the alter of early blues, Blanche take inspiration from the dark American gothic brushstrokes of the blackest country and folk music. There are hints of The Gun Club, Violent Femmes, Wall Of Voodoo, and in the duets with the added vocals of Millers wife Tracee you get the mixture of drama and comedy previously found on Nick Cave’s “Murder Ballads” Actually if you’re a fan of Old Nick at his howl at the moon best, Blanche songs like “Jack On Fire” and “Garbage Picker” will be right up your street.
Download - Blanche - Superstition
Download - Blanche - Another Lost Summer
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