5 Chinese Brothers

Let's Kill Saturday Night

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Modern-sounding folk/country-rock with strong, solid tunes from these five young men (really only four, since Pete DeMeo, the drummer, is not active all the time), who now reside in the city of New York. I guess I'd better continue blowing their cover here, Actually, they are neither Chinese, nor brothers -- they are named after a favorite children's book. The title song, which also opens the album, sets the tone with its worldly country/folk sensibility, but it isn't country, nor is it folk, and it has just enough rock to keep moving. A good comparison might be the Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo or Gram Parsons updated to fit comfortably into the present. This group also wrote all the songs on this disc, except for the title cut.

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