Though they hail from Brooklyn, the Damnwells traffic in a loping, Americana-pop sound that seems endemic to the middle of the country, from the Replacements to Wilco to the Old 97's. Not as ragged as the 'Mats or as adventurous (if precious) as Tweedy, lead singer/guitarist Alex Dezen's reedy tenor recalls the 97's' Rhett Miller. Like the Texas power-pop/alt-country rockers, the Damnwells fashion loose, melodic rock with a little jangle and twang, and the kind of desperate, down-on-the-luck lyrical romanticism Paul Westerberg made fashionable two decades... More >>>