Homespun: That's My Daughter, It Takes Tuna Tango

Aug 1, 2008 at 9:16 am

In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviewed That's My Daughter's newest CD, It Takes Tuna Tango. The band will be celebrating with a show on Saturday, August 2, at Off Broadway with the Sex Robots and Bang! Bang! He had this to say; read the rest here.

Have the three ladies and one gentleman in That’s My Daughter softened their mix of flash and fury for the group’s second release? The opening moments of It Takes Tuna Tango sound like a Pixies’ 45RPM record slowed down to 33 1/3, with errant guitar notes floating above some staggered plucks on the bass guitar. The languid tempo and open space is just a tease — the rest of opening track “A Million Years Ago” muscles along with fuzzed-out power chords and a Greek chorus of vocals, setting the template for the rest of the album. Guitarist Cory Hammerstone and bassist Sara Oberst split vocal duties through most of the album, though guitarist Tim Dreste jumps on the mic from time to time. Drummer Lindsay Reber is in charge of keeping the beat, and she propels these three-chords bashers while wrangling her bandmates into place.

And here's a new MP3!

MP3: That's My Daughter, "I Fell"