Those high-octane, fuzz-rock outlaws, Dois Padres, their new long-distance, lovestruck, heart-pounder, ‘Tin Can Phone’. Out on Vandalism Begins at Home Records, it’s the third single taken from the forthcoming new album ‘Comin’ In Hot’, out next month.
With a troubadour talent for the wild side, howlin’ frontman Danny Young summons up the spirit of Jack White and Seasick Steve to walk the line between tender and tumultuous, as these heartbreakers effortlessly meld a laid-back swamp slide with a rowdy runaway romancer’s chorus.
A lockdown lament about missing your girl, ‘Tin Can Phone’ takes its communication breakdown cue from Young’s weird and wired talent for building instruments and getting a tune out of random objects.
Shut away from cookin’ up that habanero heat with his partner in rhythm and rhyme, George Cowan (drums), Young was making his own tin can microphone when the lightning bolt struck.
“‘Tin Can Phone’ is about your long-distance lover. I was thinking how much harder the pandemic would’ve been without social media to keep in touch with people, and looking at the tin can microphone I’d recently made conjured up images of an alternate timeline where that was the case,” said Young.
“The song is about missing your significant other but reflecting on words and memories shared to remind you that although it may seem difficult, deep down you know where it’s at and you know what’s true, a mantra of sorts. There’s a theme on the new album – ‘Comin’ In Hot’ – of having the odds stacked against you but rising to the challenge and giving everything you’ve got, even if all you’ve got is a couple of tin cans and a piece of string.”
A primal lovelorn stomper, about primitive technology, this DIY duo get stripped to the waist and wrestle with the raw elements, while tipping a hustler’s hat to the ‘De Stijl’ era White Stripes.
“George and I got green-fingered in a lockdown-busting giant greenhouse, and that record soundtracked the summer and got the ball rolling on our new album,” said Young, adding: “So I guess you could say that ‘Tin Can Phone’ came via some sort of photosynthesis.”
Featuring previous singles ‘How You Gonna‘ and ‘Mojo Devil‘, the full bloom of Dois Padres’ new long player, ‘Comin’ In Hot’, drops on July 29, with an album release show at the legendary Bedford Esquires on the same night, with support from Feral Dogs, Exploding Ear Ensemble and Adrian Stranik of The Broadway Twisters.