A promising acoustic duo, the Vermont-based DuPont Brothers bring a studied simplicity and an accessible intellect to their material. Riding a catchy if familiar hook progression “Hand Me Down Reasons,” like the other recordings, achieves a reflective intimacy that seems to bask in a fireside glow. Its lead vocals are naturally resonant and the brothers’ blend is appealing, with a nice sustain and force.
The brisk acoustic-fueled “The Positives of Ten Degrees” shows off some nimble guitar picking and effective dynamics in a song about having faith. If this duo can be faulted for anything it’s that their lyrics, themes and messages seem to be more central to their art, more important to them than their melodies.
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The DuPont Brothers - "Seven Days"