Monday, July 28, 2008

Quick hitters:: Revival Dear

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and the one to the left might be worth even more. I've been listening to the self-titled debut from Revival Dear and although it took a few listens to really stand out, if I hired a sketch artist to take the details I had floating around in my head now, the result would come out looking exactly like the fun loving shot you see.

Eddie and Shelley seamlessly trade vocals, give off limitless energy and salt of the earth country twang that seems to have come into town on an old coal powered train, but those descriptors are all too common with today's musicians.

What makes you take notice is the fact the notes seem so authentic. This doesn't seem like a duo that heard people getting attention by letting their "roots" grow out. The songs seem like a part of who they are. Sure, there are some hiccups, but the good more than outweighs the bad and they grab your ear and make you take notice.

With enough gumption to get you moving (Watkins '73 and Town That I've Known), harmonies that can break your heart (Hometown Down Heart), a relentless tour schedule has really helped them tweak their sound. Whether it's big guitars, rollicking keys or tender acoustics and mandolins, Revival Dear seems to find just the right sound to finish their thoughts.

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