On No Help Coming, their third full-length, Holly Golightly and Lawyer Dave keep a firm grasp on all that is whimsical and charming about Americana, but have a deep understanding of when to let got of these core elements.»
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'no help coming' is the fourth full-length release by holly golightly and the brokeoffs, and the latest of nearly 30 albums on which the veteran indie icon is featured. but she's quick to dismiss any suggestion that she's refined her approach during her 20 years as a recording artist. indeed, as much as her work has evolved over the years, the london-born, georgia-based singer / guitarist has maintained a fierce fidelity to the same raw diy musical principles that first established her as a seminal influence upon multiple generations of garage combos and lo-fi artists. her current outfit, holly golightly and the brokeoffs, is a stripped-down duo that teams her with texas-bred multi-instrumentalist and longtime collaborator lawyer dave, who contributes guitar, drums and backing vocals. on 'no help coming', holly golightly and the brokeoffs continue to make music that's spare and earthy yet unfailingly tuneful, drawing upon gritty blues, country and rockabilly influences while maintaining an unmistakable personal resonance. the new 12-song set, recorded in the twosome's adopted home state of georgia, features such notable originals as 'the rest of your life,' 'you're under arrest', 'get out of my house' and the swaggering title track, which pack as much of a musical and emotional punch as anything they've recorded. 'no help coming' also continues golightly's longstanding tradition of putting her stamp on unexpected cover material, with personalized readings of country legend bill anderson's 'the lord knows we're drinking,' the mysterious mr undertaker's 1955 rhythm-and-blues cult classic 'here lies my love,' and wendell austin's vintage psycho-country epic 'lsd made a wreck of me.' the last tune features an appropriately impassioned lead vocal by lawyer dave.
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