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Scott Sellwood (also of Saturday Looks Good to Me, David Dondero, and Skiptrace) phones it in from his tiny, reverberant office in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, NY.

Let's get this out of the way: Scott has a voice reminiscent of the Mountain Goats, and his songs are mostly about two things, drinking and geography. But as John Darnielle has made abundantly clear, the songwriting possibilities of merging alcohol with a deep sense of place (in this case the Bay Area and Ann Arbor, MI) and a knack for storytelling are nearly boundless. Which is to say that DBD, while similar to tMG, is in no way derivative, and Scott's songs are open vistas, as deeply American as they are intensely personal.

At times you'll find yourself banging your chest and stomping along, at others nodding your head and merely tapping along. Either way, these songs'll stick with ya. Superb! Rough and perfect.

Nadav Carmel, KDVS 05/22/2009


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Drunken Barn Dance on MySpace Quite Scientific Records Leroy St. Records
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