End of Phase One
End Of Phase One is the first studio recording in eight years from the New Duncan Imperials and it was worth the wait. Bristling with the kind of straight-ahead-yet twisted songs that characterize their best work, this album reveals a band that is tough, vital, and still poking rock in the ribs. Formed almost twenty years ago, The New Duncan Imperials combine white trash culture, Dada art, and Chuck Berry to create the most glorious noise on the planet. Their history is written in smoke, noise, and nonsense, and it is an inspiring example of what three young men can do with a few rock riffs, a few insane ideas, and a van full of garage sale oddities. End Of Phase One is a continuation of the NDI sound that has always been hard to categorize. Sometimes it's straight rock. Sometimes it's indie flavored pop. Sometimes it's alt-country swamp rock. Sometimes it's punk. But somehow it all comes together and makes sense. Well...kind of. This is the kind of album full of left turns and surprises that has made the New Duncan Imperials famous and slightly misunderstood at times. Are they serious? Are they kidding? Are they happy? Are they depressed? It's all here on End Of Phase One and one thing is clear. The New Duncan Imperials are lovers of creating music.