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Album Review: Blood & Stomach Pills | What Rough Beast 

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Blood and Stomach Pills: What Rough Beast
(Independent)

"Entropy will surely have its way." A tossed off line from opening track "Sad Song," from Blood & Stomach Pills' debut (released digitally and as a limited-edition flash drive) sets the agenda for the duration of this wonderfully morose and rocking album. Encompassing a broad geography of American music, husband-and-wife duo Heron (drums/guitar/vocals) and Sierra Furtwangler (organ/vocals), employ a palette of gnashing guitars and gospel, punk, and country vocals, underpinned by a bedrock of undertaker organ.

"Beat & Twisted," showcases Heron's blues/gospel whoop and holler, while the title track has the duo employing frantic call and response that leaves them literally breathless by track's end. Themes of depression, displacement, and hopelessness dominate lyrically, while the music chugs ahead with a single-minded rock 'n' roll determination. Fans of gritty countrified garage punk a la North Carolina's Flat Duo Jets will surely dig the Pills' approach. Bloodandstomachpills.com.

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