EVENS, THE: Get Evens: CD

Mar 14, 2007

Second release for this DC duo featuring Amy Farina (The Warmers) and Ian MacKaye (Fugazi). Somehow a fuller sound is established more here than on the debut, even with only two members. Haven’t seen them in concert recently to confirm that live this is the same deal. Moody, brooding, and introspective feels on most of the songs on this CD. I won’t try and tackle any of the lyrical subject matter presented here, but it’s heavy stuff. I really like “Cut from the Cloth,” “All That You Find You Keep,” and “No Money.” “Get Even” is the best band theme tune since Living Colour’s “What’s Your Favorite Colour?” If you’re looking for repeats of their old outfits, do NOT tread here. But if you want a release that doesn’t really sound like any other new record out there now, then go get The Evens.

 –koepenick (Dischord)