December 2014 National Music Reviews

Review: Hawks Do Not Share – HDNS

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Hawks Do Not Share
HDNS
Predator Friendly Records
Street: 09.09
Hawks Do Not Share = The xx + Parasols

Soft, melodic synths entwine with minimal vocals throughout this self-titled album. After years of planning, mixing, kick-starting and a lot of hard work, Portland-based band Hawks Do Not Share have released something truly noteworthy. This 10-track album is a collaboration of innovative instrumentation and lyricism from George Lewis III and Jeremy Wilkins. These two work brilliantly together, and their solid partnership translates well through their music. “Forgiveness” reminds me of the gentle pulsing sound The xx were putting out five years ago. Although not wildly innovative, this is a solid album and a pop-lover’s dream come true. –Kamryn Feigel

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