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Album Review: 11 | DMV Band 

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DMV Band
11
(2017, Independent)

Songwriter/guitarist Duke McVinnie likens his "audio danger junkie" trip unto a tipping train that nearly derails as it bolts around the bend. And it is the fellow seasoned musicians in his DMV Band that help quicken his pulse and ratify the thrill of the challenge: Hudson Valley greats Jane Scarpantoni (cello), Matthew Cullen (electric guitar), Manuel Quintana (drums), and Colin Almquist (bass). Titled for McVinnie's 11th release, this recording once again shows off his idiosyncratic Tom Waits/Leonard Cohen-esque vocal blend and his propensity for creating music that's authentic in its own right. From the catchy backwoods funk of "Joselito" to the melancholy, cello-driven "Jackalope" and the disturbing, dissonant desperate-turned-hopeful soundscape of the lengthy "11:11 P.M.," McVinnie's penchant for providing a rare, ever-changing listening experience is steadfast.


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