Starving Winter Report
Starving Winter Report, Deadstring Brothers’ debut Bloodshot release, pulses with exuberant arrangements painted with the nostalgic call of the Rhodes piano, Stax-worthy horns and lonesome-prairie pedal steel. Frontman Kurt Maschke\'s warm and rolling lyrics and rock chanteuse Masha Marijieh\'s sultry vocals are the spine of the band; sustaining vocal harmonies so sweet and inseverable a crowbar couldn\'t pry them loose. It\'s an album with an undeniable flair that cries out for some big speakers, a Detroit rag top with a case of Stroh\'s in the trunk, and a reason to get good and GONE.
Littered with themes of dragged-out battles both won and lost, Deadstring Brothers have come out the other side all the wiser, with a record powerful enough to pierce your heart after the first listen. Sharp, nicotine-tinged odes teeter with the right amount of nostalgic spirit and rock sentiment; hearkening to a time well before we felt compelled to add \"classic\" to it.