Rock like you’ve never heard it before

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January 29, 2008 by 8junebugs

…unless you’re Jon. Or a Hookslide or House Jacks fan. Or you’ve ever been in my car when NPR gets to the end of their loop.

Check out Duwende, a rock band in NYC that makes fantastic music using only their voices and some kick-ass production. (What? They should get the same benefit of technology a traditional band gets.) But now that I’ve downloaded and worn out their FREE CD, I’d love to hear them live.

If you want a point of comparison, I would say they sound alternately like Duran Duran, Evanescence, and Eminem. A little bit, anyway. Someone with more music exposure might name others.

If you just want to try out a song or two, I recommend —

  1. Mamahouse (dedicated to Millenial males, God love ’em)
  2. Young Leaders of Tomorrow (Did you watch the SotU last night? Did you cringe? Listen to this…loud.)
  3. Come Back (Kind of a heart-wrencher, this one.)

P.S. Did you know that Hookslide was one of five finalists for the Boyz II Men National A Cappella Quest on the CBS Early Show? No? Neither did I, but that’s pretty sweet.


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