#24] Two Gallants:
Mandana Beigi Nothing to You
Pulling their name from a James Joyce story, this San Franciscan duo began its
journey a couple of years ago playing outside of the citys public transportation
terminals. Slowly developing a local fan base, Two Gallants managed to become
one of the most popular homespun bands from San Francisco.
Childhood friends, Adam Stephens (guitar/vocals/harmonica) and Tyson Vogel (drums),
are both tremendous artists in not only crafting great tunes, but also giving
each song a life of its own at their live performances. In fact, much of the bands
recognition has been a result of their solid and energetic live gigs in California.
With this minimalist line-up, Two Gallants along with their guitar and drums add
heavy volumes to a mix of blues and folk/punk. The sound is raw, but extremely
creative and exciting. Rarely have I seen duos that complement each other so well
in creating the perfect balance both on record and onstage.
Adams sharp vocals pierce through the various layers of their spunky melodies,
giving you the satisfactory dose of madness to enjoy their music. With a dark
yet romantic poetic charm and the music to back it up, it is easy to be mesmerized
by this fiery, multidimensional band.
Nothing To You is the bands first EP, featuring the re-mixed versions of
Nothing To You and Crow Jane from their critically acclaimed
debut, The Throes (2006). The album also includes two previously unreleased songs:
Sweet Baby Jesus and Fall Hard to Regain (live).
If you own or have listened to The Throes, the new EP is a must! If you have not,
give them a listen and make sure to check them out live when they come to your
town. This artistic duo has a good chance to continue on and survive through the
test of time.