Evening Bell - "Dead End Friends & Fair Weather Lovers" (audio) (premiere)
“Dead End Friends & Fair Weather Lovers” is all Spaghetti Western, dust swirling around distorted amps and muted slide guitar.
Evening Bell make hard-nosed country with a classic-rock kick, male and female vocals sharing the spotlight under a haze of piano and guitar. “Dead End Friends & Fair Weather Lovers” is all Spaghetti Western, dust swirling around distorted amps and muted slide guitar. It’s a morose song, complaining about misguided romance under honky-tonk piano and splashy drums. It could have come out in the ‘70s, and it could have come out in the early aughts, but its roots-rockin’ sound will always be welcome.
"I had this idea of a sort of a spin on the classic country duet - instead of lovelorn wailing or unrequited longings I wanted to focus on the sort of bitter words lovers throw at each other after everything's gone south,” says pianist and singer Caitlin Sherman. “About a year into [my relationship with guitarist/singer Hart Kingsbury] the idea came back up after actually having fight between the two of us. So I wrote a scathing verse and told Hart to do the same. When it came time to play the verses for each other, we were so mean to each other that we both started laughing at how angry we sounded. So it's a sassy, angry anti-love song.
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% Echo Park Rising w/ La Luz, The Abigals, etc.