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Sweetback Sisters, Looking For a Fight
Signature Sounds, May 31

05/26/11
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



As everyone knows, there’s no better place than Brooklyn in which to grow a traditional oldschool country music band fronted by a pair of would-be Annie Oakleys retro-ing back to a time before even CB radio was around to complicate things. We’ve talked before about the increasing (and well-deserved) blowback against over-processed NASCAR-ified country, and this is its antithesis, wide-eyed corn-pone sensibility buffered by today’s recording technology with such (intentional or unintentional) punkness that it’s sure to become staple background stuff at Chuck E. Cheese someday. Observe: the re-do of Laurie Lewis’s “Texas Bluebonnets” is Dixie Chicks and a mariachi band possessed by Gogol Bordello; “It Won’t Hurt When I Fall Down From This Barstool” is core weep-grass with beestung wax lips. A no-brainer on many levels. A

— Eric W. Saeger






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