Daily Download: "Waves of Grain," Two Gallants

Salon Staff
March 2, 2006 1:01PM (UTC)

San Francisco guitar and drums duo Two Gallants' stock in trade is loud, sloppy, frenetic, semi-drunken country blues that fairly screams, "Listen to how young, angry, irreverent and yet somehow still traditionalist we are!" But when they stop chest-thumping, and give up on trying to sound even more brattily rebellious than their friend and label boss, Conor Oberst, their quality reveals itself. The aching, 9-minute-long "Waves of Grain" is a stunner, good enough to make me go back and listen to less immediately appealing songs like "Las Cruces Jail" and give them another try.

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