DESTROY NATE ALLEN FEATURING GNARBOOTS: With Our Powers Combined: CD

Man, this release really left me cold. From what I can gather, Destroy Nate Allen is a husband and wife team that writes songs about anything. Literally, anything. Look! A jar of peanut butter! It’s a new song! They are joined on this release by a full band, which is where the “featuring Gnarboots” line comes in. I think the full band instrumentation really helps out the proceedings, though not enough to warrant many repeated listenings. In some ways I am reminded of This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb and, much like that band, I suspect these songs work better in a live setting as opposed to the relatively static medium of a CD.

 –Garrett Barnwell (High Endurance)