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Blanche Devereaux

Siamese Twins (Independent)

Review By Adam Clarke


Blanche Devereaux
Blanche Devereaux

While not a particularly fast-paced record, Siamese Twins is filled with the requisite energy for garage rock greatness. The album evokes the sounds of the Cramps, alternating between bluesy shuffles and aggressive rockers.

“Hot Mess” is the standout track and its title is appropriately descriptive of how it sounds. The chorus is well crafted and features a torrent of instruments backing the manic cries of the lead singer. “Pleasure Pier” is a groovy shuffle that showcases the frantic guitar skills of Greg Pothier, which blend well with the drums.

None of the songs are complex, nor are they overly long, and the production value is distinctly lo-fi: the vocals are sometimes out of key and completely unintelligible. Regardless, these factors are the hallmarks of great garage rock, making Siamese Twins an album worth hearing.