Damnwells – No One Listens to the Band Anymore

January 01, 1970

(Poor Man Records)




Finding the perfect balance between tenacity and tenderness,
The Damnwells have produced their best set yet in the all-too-ironically dubbed
No One Listens to the Band Anymore. A
veritable rollercoaster of emotion, it finds them wielding a sense of stirring
determination that asserts itself in both authority and defiance. Founded in
Brooklyn and now based in Austin,
the group’s been ruminating below the surface up until now, only to make this
move forward in terms of song craft and execution.


That conclusion becomes all too obvious with this new
offering, which shows the group navigating between fierce intention – as reflected
in songs such as “She Goes Around,” the title track and “The Experts” — and
the irresistible appeal of heartfelt reflection found in “The Great Unknown,”
“Werewolves,” and “Sophia.” That said, the divide is mooted in “The Monster,”
which begins with an understated introduction that suddenly shifts into a
soaring ascent. It all culminates in a compelling set of songs that maintains
its grip even as the final notes fade away. An adept statement that seizes on
our modern malaise, No One Listens to the
Band Anymore
rings with an insurgent attitude that demands to be heard.


One Listens to the Band Anymore,” “She Goes Around,” “Werewolves” LEE ZIMMERMAN


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