The Twilight Singers

A Stitch in Time

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In anticipation for the Gutter Twins' debut, and following up an excellent album, Greg Dulli and the Twilight Singers released A Stitch in Time in late 2006 digitally, which did well enough for One Little Indian to issue the EP in physical form in January of the following year. Though the two songs with the former Screaming Tree Mark Lanegan are covers, the way the singers' voices, both rough with cigarettes and acceptance, work together, especially on the darkly pulsating version of Massive Attack's "Live with Me," promises something spectacular to come on their original material. The longing present in their voices becomes a nearly tangible being, subject to the same suffering that everyone else is, and as the guitars howl in the background, there's a sense of foreboding danger in the request, "I've been thinking about you baby; come live with me." Dulli's work with Joseph Arthur on "Sublime" is good, too, showing off his softer, less anguished side, and the originals, "The Lure Would Prove Too Much" and "They Ride," reflect the two types of songs, the sweeter, reflective ballad and the driving, carnal rock, that were found on Powder Burns. At this point, Dulli has already proven his versatility and immense talent as a musician, but that just means A Stitch in Time is a gift that you should be grateful to receive.

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