The Moaners, Dark Snack

Douglas Wolk

By Douglas Wolk

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Former Trailer Bride frontwoman Melissa Swingle's new duo is much speedier and blunter than her old band — all distortion, bent notes and swaggering bashes. Her songs have faint but definite roots in the folk-blues tradition: "Paradise Club" is a blood relative of "House of the Rising Sun."