August 9, 2011

Sat. Nite Duets: "Dig the furs. May I touch?"

Thanks to Muzzle of Bees and an article by CNN (they write about music?), I've stumbled into the world of Milwaukee band Sat. Nite Duets. There's a chewed up and spit out mess of influences here with hints of everyone from Pavement and Weezer to Jonathan Richman, but the Sat. Nite Duets' style is undoubtedly an original one: comprised of a handful of lead singers, conversational verses, ramshackle instrumentation that switches from heavy to sweet on a dime, and recordings that are both exceptionally performed and distinctly DIY. It can be to difficult to discern whether the Sat. Nite Duets' (an anagram for 'United States') musical decisions are born of wit and brilliance or spliffs and cases of Pabst (my guess is a healthy combination), but either way, what's clear is the music's great. Going back to their 2009 debut, the band's catalogue of releases are a treasure trove of feisty rock and roll gems as creative and ingenuitive as they are addictive and fun.

Grab all the band's releases digitally via their Tumblr and Bandcamp. For vinyl, contribute to their Kickstarter.

Sat. Nite Duets - "All Nite Long" (from One Nite Only)
Sat. Nite Duets - "Peel Away" (from One Nite Only)


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