percussion. Well, that's quite a surprising combination but somehow it works pretty well. Oh, and there's even more. Get ready for a trip through some huge, empty American desert with this pretty interesting French duo.
What Undobar does might not be extremely original but that really doesn't matter. Somehow the music reminds me of Johnny Cash covering rock songs. The setting is quite minimal but even in these riffs you can clearly hear influences from blues, alternative rock and stoner music. These influences are stripped down and undressed into a naked, fragile version, which is perfectly suited for folk festivals and Irish pubs.
However, I have a feeling that there's even more going on. Add a bass player and a drummer and most of these songs definitely become solid rockers, capable of entertaining huge crowds of QOTSA-fans or other rock and blues listeners. It's clear that Undobar has a lot of experience in songwriting by playing in several bands before going on this intimate journey.
There's eight songs on Dark & Rusty and they all do sound a bit like the album title mentions, 'Dark & Rusty'. My personal favorites are 'Promises', 'Wait' and the awesome closer 'Fuck'. By getting this album, you can assure yourself of half an hour of gritty and a bit creepy country blues. If you're into these genres, this is absolutely recommended. Yet, if you're a (heavy) rocker, you should also check it out, you won't be disappointed.