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Doris Henson
GIVE ME ALL YOUR MONEY
DeSoto

Yeah, neo-new wave has become a thing over the past few years, thanks to the Killers and the Bravery, not to mention half a dozen other Raptures, Radio 4s, and Interpols. But letís not forget that Courtney Love was touting the virtues of Echo and the Bunnymen and Duran Duran a decade ago; that the threatening-to-reunite Smashing Pumpkins were never afraid to sound as if theyíd grown up on í80s MTV; and that Ric Ocasek produced that first Weezer album.

The Kansas band Doris Henson certainly havenít. This sturdy fivesome feature Corgan-esque guitar constructions, glam-rock hooks undercut by a sense of indie humility (the smooth-singing Matt Dunehoo doesnít sound all that certain when he boasts " Iíve got plans for a big future " in " Big Future, " especially when he croons " Iím . . . the sorriest sight that sheís ever seen " ), and an out-of-place trombonist who fits right in. The Beatles harmonies, buzzing guitars, and cheesy classic-rock moves like dual guitar solos that are too precise to be ironic bring to mind a post-lo-fi Robert GBV Pollard (only with longer songs) and a less slack Stephen Malkmus. But itís Pollard and Malkmus without the quirks. Thereís nothing wrong with Give Me All Your Money: the lyrics are just clever enough, the arrangements are neat and tidy, and for all the nifty little embellishments (the trombone, an occasional guitar solo, a disco beat here, a synth line there, even a bit of feedback), nothing reaches out and grabs you.

Doris Henson + Billy Corgan | June 30 | Avalon, 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston | 617.228.6000

BY MATT ASHARE


Issue Date: July 1 - 7, 2005
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