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    Sterling Sisters, The – “Shallow Blood” – [Cricket Cemetery]

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    When I first heard this, I immediately thought of the
    mighty Jay Munly, and as it turns out this apple doesn’t
    fall far from the hanging tree. That nasally near yodel
    voice, that sawed off violin, that scorched earth found in
    gothic country territory, that wicked waltz beat and those
    wanton wavering female background vox, surely they’re the
    daughters of the daughters of Phorys. Hear them on
    “War Cry” and just try and steer your wagon away from the
    beckoning rocky gorge. Sure enough the main mister for
    these Sterling Sisters is George Cessna nee Munly nee
    the fallen preacher kneeling before the bloody cross atop
    the la grange church on fire. No greek myths or oracles
    here, it’s more of a little hell-house on the prairie vibe.
    If the Prince of Peace packed a pistol, he’d be the savior
    here. Mix is a bit, thick and dizzying, if not recorded
    live in a saloon, pretty dang close. The two tracks on
    the A-side run together like whiskey and prayer. If you
    enjoy these sounds of the son, make sure to seek out the
    sins of the father. -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on December 12, 2013 at 11:20 pm
  • Filed as 7-inch,A Library
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