Rock n Roll is defined as "a type of popular music originating in the 1950's, characterized by a heavy beat and simple melodies," but in Boston it might as well be defined as The Devils Twins. I came across the band first a few years back and have continued to find myself impressed. "Old Fashion mischief" is their latest release from October of 2013, and it can be summed up in one word, perfection. Rock n' roll to me is unforgiving, honest, and comes with the attitude of this who I am and bleep you if you don't like it. "Old Fashion Mischief" is all of these ingredients in their best form. The guitar riffs are simple, they're catchy, and they are enormous in weight. The tones are crunchy, they are meaty and they are angry. Even softer songs like "Bring Me Home" come chop full of attitude and "swag". The dueling vocals of Jeremiah and Nicole are edgy, dark, and commanding. The addition of long time New England musician Ryan Manning in 2012 was a perfect move for the group. The Rock-a-billy/classic sound of The Devils Owns is perfectly accented by Ryan's drumming. The drumming comes with the powerful and driving rhythms the made rock n' roll while adding in enough variations that it's far more interesting than most classic drummers.
There is not a single complain I have about this record, and I never write that. If I had to pick out three standout tracks for the album they would be "Our Songs are For nothing", "Love & War", and "I Know It's My Fault". The bands self cited influences of Dead Weather, Johnny Cash, and The Misfits really shine through on this record as well as the sounds of bands like Tiger Army and The White Stripes. Really all I can say is the album is genius and I've had it on repeat for days and you should to. Visit the band on their Facebook Page to get your copy today and check back later this week to see my exclusive interview with The Devils Twins drummer Ryan manning.