With songs like “Tear Bucket,” “Trouble Ahead” and “Crocodile Tears,” there’s a lot of bluesy moaning and crying going on during Little Hurricane’s debut album, Homewrecker. Anthony Catalano puffs up giant clouds of guitar and trades lonely lamentations with drummer Celeste Spina, who slashes and burns away the fog. On paper, at least, the Black Keys and White Stripes comparisons are generally valid. The San Diegans may be a minimalist duo playing big, noisy hard-blues riffs riven with elements of yearning power pop, but they ultimately reveal their own distinctly appealing blend of sunny jangle (“Get By”) and morbid doom (“Lies”). However, the fairly standard lyrics don’t yet match the grandeur of their music.
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