May 2014 National Music Reviews

Review: Dex Romweber Duo – Images 13

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Dex Romweber Duo
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Bloodshot
Street: 03.18
Dex Romweber Duo = Charlie Feathers + Joe Meek + The Fleshtones
 
Hillbilly garage punk madman Dex Romweber has been tearing up roots music since the mid ’80s when he was in the seminal Flat Duo Jets. Dex knows no fear when it comes to playing rock n’ roll. Even his ballads like “We’ll Be Together Again,” while wonderfully earnest and heartfelt, have an underlying tone of a caged jungle cat waiting to strike. Moody and dark with his guitar, Dex creates an intense atmosphere throughout this record while remaining versatile enough to hit his marks on bluesy tunes like “Roll On” and rock out on the surf-guitar-laden “Blue Surf.” While Dex is certainly the center figure of this duo, Dex’s sister Sara Romweber provides a solid bed of beats that allows Dex to drive the band anywhere he wants. Stripped of any and all bullshit, the Dex Romweber Duo is undeniably the real deal. –James Orme
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