My sister - who has great music taste by the way - tried to run this duo by me a while back, but their slight similarity to The Rolling Stones bugged me at first. Just never been huge on the Stones honestly. But then Sunset/Sunrise came out and the guy/girl duets and twangy guitars kinda punched through me with an uppercut of awesome. Of course this pretty hip blogger I know already got the early scoop out on Her Dutchness and His Dukeness, but here’s my two cents about the music anyway. It’s from the past, but you love how it’s adapted for our time - sort of like organic farming (a.k.a. old farming techniques we forgot don’t come with side effects). This nostalgic album is full of both tragic and sweet songs coated in rustic harmonies. Every track carries a simple aesthetic which includes much attention to a traditional song structure. In fact nothing feels out of place the first time you listen to this record. And that’s why it’s superb! Every part of the music is right there. Right where you hope it will be.