The first thing you usually hear about Whirlwind Heat is the fact that they are "Jack White proteges" (he produced and released their debut album Do Rabbits Wonder?) , but that doesn't really tell you what to expect from their music. In fact, they don't have more than a passing resemblance to The White Stripes, instead offering something a bit edgier and more chaotic. Their songs are short bursts of energy driven by dirty bass lines, and supplanted with moog keyboards and fuzzy garage guitar riffs. Types of Wood is their second full-length album, and it sounds similar although perhaps a little less spastic than their first. The manic Causey Way-esque vocals of frontman David Swanson have morphed into a Thurston Moore, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. I have only heard a couple tracks so far, but I'm looking forward to hearing more on May 16th when the album hits stores.
» Bonus Track: Reagan
» Bonus Track: Orange (from Do Rabbits Wonder?)
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