Jack White is already on record saying that Dex Romweber and his Flat Duo Jets
were a major influence on his music, both for Romweber’s rockabilly swagger
and wild man blues. In Romweber’s massive oeuvre, the Dex Romweber Duo
(with his sister Sara pounding on the drums) newest release Images 13 is no
different, chalk full of crunchy, Danelectro riffs, sparse and bone crunching
drums, and Romweber’s distinct whiskey-soaked vocals. Tracks like “Beyond
The Moonlight,” with its hand-clapping, storytelling jive to the Zombies inspired
“So Sad About Us,” Dex Romweber Duo’s latest addition reminds what
exactly good old fashioned rock ’n’ roll really is in this sea of laptops and 808s.
Listen to this: when you want to grab your partner, spin them around, and
pound down some moonshine in the Spring rain.
Reviewed by Matthew D’Abate
Images 13 is out now on Bloodshot Records.