Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Copper Gamins

( This record is genuinely mindboggling! I have never heard a band so thoroughly imitate their heroes -- this lo-fi garage blues duo goes as far as to imitate Jack White's specific weird voice and intonations -- yet so thoroughly surpass and profoundly build upon their influence. And the latter is a weird thing to say, because there is not more here than on a White Stripes record, there's seemingly less - this is stripped down to the bare bone marrow and the audio sounds like it was made in the 1800s with some kind of primitive wire spool and riverbed clay recording technique. That said, the richness, depth, and thrilling power of this is undeniable. This is really my new favorite record.

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