Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Red Wine Effect -- Afternoon Cab

My body metabolizes things strangely. I think it's because of the damage caused by years of unknowingly eating gluten. Suffice to say, I can pound ten tequilas and ciders (and switch between the two!) on a school night and be totally fine in the morning. But the other night I had a thimbleful of cheap red wine and I woke up wishing I had never been born.

Fortunately, that's not the effect the Red Wine Effect has on me.

Formed in 2008, the Red Wine Effect is comprised of Nashville singer-songwriters Hollie Brogunier and Kathy Redwine. These songs are the products of late afternoons drinking red wine, which features prominently in most of the songs.

Some of these songs will not be your cup of tea. The duo leans heavily on a pop-oriented Nashville sound. Some of them are, frankly, not so great, like "Bad Bad Boy." The Red Wine Effect is at its strongest (ha, get it?) when they let down their hair and dig into their country sound as they do on the lead track, "Too Many Irons in the Fire." The word play and inventiveness is truly superior and more than make up for some of the filler-ish songs on the album.

The Red Wine Effect -- Official, Facebook

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