[The Song Of The Week can be streamed from the Grooveshark player on the sidebar. As always I encourage you to visit the band's website.]
Sorry for the brief posting hiatus the last few weeks. Snow and work sidetracked me. However, I've been actively searching for a new SOTW and Pandora eventually tipped me of to the San Francisco based alt-country duo Two Gallants. From their 2007 eponymous 3rd album here is Despite What You've Been Told.
Adam Stephens' slightly strained vocals reminds me of a downtempo Langhorne Slim or a smoother Deertick. Tyson Vogel's driving beats, alternating between country and rock, complete their sound.
And lyrically, man what a track! This is real honest music about two lovers who are not in love, at least not with each other.
You are just a substituteFor the one I hold dearYou know you could be anyoneGod forgive my tasteless tongue
Hardly anyone writes about this stuff, and not in such a scathingly honest way. If you're everbeen in this situation I would dare say this is dead. fucking. on.
Yes, I guess I made this bedBut I'll take the sidewalk instead.
Have a great week. Thanks for reading.