Demolition String Band – Billboard Review- Different Kinds of Love

March 6, 2013 at 7:59 pm

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BILLBOARD REVIEW: Letters (3:06) Producer: Boo Reiners Writer: E. Skye Publisher: Mighty Minx, ASCAP ,Breaking Records

Demolition String Band may be New York-based, but the entrenched alt-country quartet could rub cozy shoulders with Alison Krauss any day. Fourth album “Different Kinds of Love,” released in late 2007 on versatile indie Breaking Records, delivers on the group’s beloved mix of bluegrass, honky-tonk, rock and Bayou ooze, highlighted by whimsical “Letters,” an ode to a modern-day techno-bunco. Lead singer/songwriter Elena Skye laments, “I woke up late last night to a blinking computer light and saw you writing to a darling signed with care/Does she know that while you write I sleep in your bed each night?” Mandolin, a thrush of driving percussion and plentiful acoustic trimmings add a plaintive instrumental backdrop—but it’s ultimately all in good fun. Skye and company are primed to rope in triple A here, while the 13-track full-length has further potential at country with vigorous “Wisteria,” wedding wish “I Wanna Wear White” and collaborative throwdown “Who Taught You.” Demolition’s members are across-the-board connoisseurs: master instrumentalists, lyricists and entertainers, while Skye is a vocal treasure.” – CT