Cadence & Nathan, brother and sister folk duo, have crafted a slick debut, with picked guitars, steady bass and expertly rattled drums providing a rolling backdrop for their songs. The two singers trade off on lead vocals, with Nathan's voice providing a lazy, nasal counterpoint to Cadence's vibrant tone, and they work well whenever they fall in together. The melodies are strong throughout, though as the coffehouse-folk album draws on there's a touch of sameness to the sound—the duo is starting out on the right road, but would be well-served by a few scuff marks on the sound, bringing it more in line with lyrics that often touch on loss, expired love and other darker subjects.
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