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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New Tunes Tuesday: The DuPont Brothers, "Tapped In"

Posted By on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 4:17 PM

 

The DuPont Brothers, courtesy of Lily Chau

This week's Soundbites column features a heaping helping of praise for the contemporary folk brilliance that is the DuPont Brothers. The Burlington-based duo of Zack and Sam duPont are set to release their debut EP in the relatively near future. Frankly, even that's too long for our eager ears to wait.

Fortunately, the duPonts were kind enough to recently release a few videos from their EP recording session at Egan Media, including this slice of awesome called "Tapped In."

Those familiar with Zack's solo work will likely recognize his soft, dusky croon and intricate acoustic fingerpicking. I've previously likened his earlier efforts to softspoken bards such as M. Ward, Iron & Wine's Sam Beam and the late Nick Drake. And on "Tapped In," it seems the elder duPont brother is channeling Bryter Layter-era Drake. Specifically, the song's gently bustling piano arrangement and deft horn flourishes remind this listener of Drake's "One of These Things First." That's not exactly a bad thing.

Here's the video. And stay tuned for details on just when that EP will be made available. 

 

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