Dex Romweber Duo

Is That You In Blue?

BY Jason SchneiderPublished Jul 23, 2011

Long before the White Stripes and the Black Keys, Dex Romweber was showing indie rockers what could be accomplished with just a guitar and drums through his '80s, Athens, GA-based outfit, Flat Duo Jets. Jack White never ignored the debt he owed Romweber, inviting him to cut a few tracks in recent years for his Third Man label. Now with his sister, Sara, on drums, Romweber has been building on this momentum and this latest full-length effort shows that his commitment to the musical path he's chosen hasn't diminished. Is That You In Blue? has everything a Romweber fan could want: garage rock rave-ups; stinging, Link Wray-esque instrumentals; and a few surf/lounge excursions thrown in for good measure. While die-hards might prefer his early lo-fi work over the new album's contemporary production values, Is That You In Blue? is a nice introduction for newcomers, especially fans of the Sadies, another band that have often tipped their caps to Romweber.

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