The dB's

Album Title: Falling Off the Sky
Record Label: Bar None Records
Review by John Noyd
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Alternating between hearts on their sleeves and chips on their shoulders, The dB’s original line-up return with fresh eyes and tested chops thirty years after their last album. Unrolling rosy chamber-pop serenades inside sweetly sad strings, brassy blue-eyed soul covered in Byrds-like jangle and Big Star oomph, the quartet’s effortless licks and pithy delivery send upbeat sustenance to recovering lovers and ax-grinding fuel for confused losers. Southern grit mixed with Britpop then marinated in snarky nostalgia, earnest concerns and unfailing wonder, “Falling,” flings hairpin hooks against subtle riffs capturing life’s twisted missions in ironic romances between underdog advocates and redeemed dreamers. The band’s s signature twin-guitar sound remains largely unchanged, proving great songs don’t need much make-up and well-dressed sentiments beat pseudo-hipster revisionists every time

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