Seattle's garage folk due The Dutchess & the Duke claim they wrote their upcoming record, Sunset/Sunrise, with local psych pro Greg Ashley specifically in mind. Ashley produced the follow up to the pair's acclaimed debut, She's the Dutchess, He's the Duke–a raw, honest soundtrack to boozing, brawling, and bawling your way through failed attempts at love.
The first single off Sunset/Sunrise, “Hands,” shows how much Jesse Lortz and Kimberly Morrison can do with such a minimalist setup. An acoustic and electric guitar, a tambourine clap, and vocal harmonies that are both sweet and forlorn drive home this beautiful, melancholy ballad of a lost man at stumbling through the sunset of his life and of his connection with a woman in love with another man.
Sunset/Sunrise hits stores Oct. 6.