It may or may not be the response when your grandma gives you a Barry Manilow CD for your birthday, but rather The Unthanks is a band - two sisters in fact - Rachel and Becky Unthanks - who create most heavenly harmonies on these low-fi, low tech Lillith Fair-friendly sad girl medieval sounding tunes. The album is called "Diversions Vol. 1" and it's on Rough Trade. It's a live performance as they channel the songs of Robert Wyatt and Antony & the Johnsons, whoever they are. Exceptional vocals - too mellow for me, but maybe not for you...
Rock 'n' Roll Call: The Unthanks - Diversions Vol. 1
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Rockin' Roll Call
Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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