HEADLINERS, THEE: The Kids Are Awry: CD-R

The latest full length disc from this Portland, Oregon duo is a crazy mix of rockabilly and surf sounds creating a very interesting release. This record includes everything from the ‘50s era inspired “Bobby Lee” to “Not Buyin’ It” which is reminiscent of early White Stripes material. Each member takes their turn singing lead throughout the record but it’s the harmonies by Holly and J.T. that impresses me most. Their voices mesh beautifully on songs like “Mama Song” and “Laid So Bare”. The Kids Are Awry is a definite must have for all of you dirty rockabilly fans out there.

 –Brent Nimz (Self-released)