Shut My Mouth

The Doves

“Days are insufficient” to express the entertainment and fascination in “Shut My Mouth”, which chugs along “like a candle burning really slow” in the first of this double-dose of catchy Pop-Rock from The DOVES (please see “More Albums By This Artist” for the second song: This ol’ world is “Wild and Strange” – the only thing that breaks your heart…).

Enjoy these latest offerings from The DOVES (singer-songwriter/husband and wife team W. Wade and Trena Stooksberry), who once again capture “superior arrangements and perfect harmonies” (German blog “A Few Good Times In My Life”) in these fun-to-listen-to Pop-Rock originals.

“Shut My Mouth” is a good, old-fashioned thumper, with clamorous guitars; a rock-steady rumination on attraction, which “comes on like a suicide’s last kiss.”

“Wild and Strange” (also available on CD Baby -- see "More Albums By This Artist") has a bouncy, early 60’s flavor; seasoned with a cupful of 80’s-alternative, expressing a yearning for a far-off land; the echo of a tune never quite heard; in this world in which “that small moon coming up is all that doesn’t change.”

Both tunes feature the rhythm section of the renowned Joey Stuckey on bass, and Tim Alexander on drums, in addition to Wade and Trena’s guitars and vocals; and were recorded, mixed, and mastered at Joey’s Shadow Sound Studios.

The DOVES hail from the musical hotbed of Macon, Georgia, which claims: Lena Horne; Little Richard; Otis Redding; James Brown; Capricorn Records; The Allman Brothers; and members of REM among its incredibly rich musical heritage.

The DOVES’ authenticity in blending a wide variety of genres into a unique combination and style that is all their own -- with elements of folk, 50s and 60s pop, 70s eclecticism, 80s alt, and you-never-know-what-else -- form a body of work that spans a narrative between innocence and experience; profane and sacred; secular and faith. Always from a playful stance born of the conviction that nothing is ever quite what it seems.

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