On "Dual Hawks", you get to hear side-by-side the various ways Centro-Matic and South San Gabriel complement and play off each other; sort of the full-length equivalent of a split single. Catchy hooks, wiry guitars, harmonies and handclaps, splendid string and horn arrangements, and songs so well written and produced, they'll make indie rockers of lesser mettle go home and cry. RIYL: Iron And Wine, Magnolia Electric Company, Sparklehorse, Califone, Neil Young, Lambchop.
"This is old-school singer-songwriter slow burn, invoking the greats of early 70's soul-baring: John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band, a pinch of Joni Mitchell, a schmilson of Harry Nilsson. --Austin American Statesman