Powder Burns – Lunapark6
The Twilight Singers returns with a vengeance in the blistering album titled “Powder Burns.” Supposedly Greg Dulli’s come clean from his drug addictions and if the music is reflective of any of that, it definitely shows signs of a reborn Twilight Singers. No more half hearted attempts at dabbling in other musical genres, Powder Burns is focused clearly on a return to his rock roots, with the addition of an impressively produced wall of sound that backs most of the tracks on the album. The record was being recorded in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina came across the city and the album was finished a few months after all the devastation. Hard to say how much that may have effected the album, but whether it was Katrina or Dulli giving up the drugs, Powder Burns smokes with an urgency that has been missing in the Twilight Singers for years. Some highlights from the album would be the title track “Powder Burns” a slow rock ballad type of song with Ani Difranco dropping backup vocals, “There’s Been An Accident” (best track on th album) epic rock track with strings….works out great, “Forty Dollars” has pianos, funky vocals, and the “She Loves You..Yeah Yeah Yeah” chorus, and “Candy Cane Crawl.” Nice to see the Twilight Singers return to form and make their strongest album to date. This one is recommended, especially if you have any interest in his past work.