I picked this up on a whim. I had read one review, I liked the artwork, and I also had a hunch. It's fantastic! I would compare this brother/sister duo only mildly to the White Stripes. Don't be put off if you are not a Stripes fan, because the sound is DEFINITELY UNIQUE. They combine that stripped down garage-rock sound with a lot more blues, as well as experimental piano and keyboard throughout. Lead vocals are by Eleanor, with a smattering of vocals by her brother (as on the wonderful track "Inca Rag/Name Game"). Lyrically, the album is full of dark, quirky imagery: "I pierced my ears with a three-hole punch, I ate 12 dozen donuts for lunch". Often the lyrics seem nonsensical, but they surely are intriguing.
This CD is already on my favorites list for the year, and I've had it only a week. Sonically, maybe Muddy Waters meets the White Stripes, and their all on acid. It's built on a blues-rock foundation, but with refreshing originality and variation between tracks. Exhilarating, and definitely fiery.