Get Out! :: Due East / Magnetic Flowers @ The Whig :: 01.27.07

Due East and Magnetic Flowers are two of the most talented up-and-comers in the Columbia music scene. Both take old time country and mix it with an indie sensibility that defines what alt-country is all about. Both only have a handful of home recordings under their belt with indubitable songwriting that are just screaming to get the studio treatment. Magnetic Flowers are open-mindedly bolstering their Iron & Wine meets Neutral Milk Hotel sound with new approaches to percussion. Due East’s tattooed rock ‘n’ roll looks belie their quiescent sound while imparting their grittier lyrical content. I doubt I’ve seen a more perfect, not-to-be-missed local lineup in recent memory.

Both bands have been kind enough to provide GoGoIndieRocket with some mp3s. 'When Night Comes' is a great example of Magnetic Flower's experiments with percussion, and Due East's 'Dream of Two' has this slow, rambling quality that I can't get enough of. I must have reloaded it on their myspace page ten times or so the first time I heard it. Speaking of myspace, if you like what you hear here, check out their sites for more goodness. (Due East and Magnetic Flowers)

Due East Dream of Two

Magnetic Flowers When Night Comes

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