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The Damn Quails (from the album Clouding Up Your City available on Honky Tonk Laboratory) (by Bryant Liggett)
The latest release from The Damn Quails finds them pushing on the pop-heavy gas pedal right off the line. Like that loveable friend that bounces into your party a few party steps ahead of everyone else, Clouding Up Your City finds the band dropping bouncy beats and melodies straight out of the gate, doling out catchy hooks that stick to your head, an immediate fun listen.
But it’s all about that bounce as “Monster” is a jumpy album opener setting a Poppy pulse. While they will drop a slower, Bluesy cut like “Harms Way” or historical ballads like “The Golden Sands of Leyte” they still have a polished vibe and disposition despite weepiness and serious tones.
Then a cut like “Clouding Up Your City” washes somberness away with a tale of party people coming into a town like good-time Vikings invading a village. Cuts like “The Punkxsutawney Rambler” feature stream of conscious lyrics that ramble like beat poetry over a funky, moving melody, “Peace in the Valley (King Of The Hill)” are heavy, slow and dramatic, and there’s a subtle slip of twang in the folkie closer of “Good Times!”.
Bryon White’s writing and tone is part inspirational pep-talk and part historical lecture, and the words appear in songs that easily move from Indie Folk to 1970’s inspired AM Rock. It’s a package both fun and serious yet not so serious that deflates the overall exuberance of The Damn Quails.
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