The Graves Brothers Deluxe

Gonna Happen to You

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San Francisco's the Graves Brothers Deluxe released their second full-length album, Gonna Happen to You, in 2002. Led by New Orleans native and former Thin White Rope bassist Stoo Odom (vocals, bass, samples), the dark garage pop trio is rounded out by guitarist Nolan Cook, Willy the Mailman (saxophone), and Marco Villalobos (drums). The sultry and moody "Electrical" kicks off the disc and is followed by the chaotic and punky "Ashtray Heights." The disc is wildly diverse, including the acoustic-based "Right As Rain," the eclectic ska of "Deadbeat Heart," and the festive and freewheeling "Calling Goodbye." The haunting ballad "Raw Stinking Beauty," the quirky Mr. Bungle-inspired "So Hot I'm Fried," and the rambunctious "Backlog Love" round out the album. The 11-track disc was recorded with producer Desmond Shea.