The Devil May Care

by The Double Downbeats

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This is probably the longest time we took to make a record. The drums on "The Devil May Care" were recorded over three years before we released this album, and it just seemed to take forever for the stars to line up to get it finished. I'm glad we did, though.

Because I wasn't raised in the American south, I've always been enamored with it because that's where most of the good music came from that I loved growing up. That's also where the Evans family originally hailed from generations ago. There is a richness in that culture of spirituality that you generally don't find in the north. They also have glorious turns of phrase, many revolving around religion.

Some of those phrases have to do with the devil, specifically the devil as a bogeyman, an antagonist. The truth is that we all have a little devilish behavior in all of us, but it's far easier at times to blame another entity for either our bad choices or bad luck. The title comes from the phrase "Devil may care", which means to be reckless. I've used it in a literal sense, that the devil may indeed care about our reckless behavior, and it just might garner his attention. Let's hope not.

On our group efforts, those records with Summar and myself both on vocals, there are always plenty of love gone wrong numbers, and this record is no different. There's also the obligatory dreamer's theme ("No Road Going Back") and Biblical themes galore in "The End Times", which reminds me that giving an account of what you've done will never be pleasant, but necessary.

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released November 15, 2015

Lloyd Evans - Kitchen Sink
Summar Evans - Vocal

The players on "Time Won't Tell" and "The End Times":
Jake Mack - Guitar
Adam Linder - Bass
Cal Seckman - Drums

Recorded at:
Covenant, Cincinnati, OH
VanMar Recording, Aurora, IL
HalfHouse Recording, Aurora, IL
The Gymatorium, Batavia, IL

All songs written by Lloyd Evans © 2015 (ASCAP).

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A husband and wife duo from Illinois, The Double Downbeats has developed a sound that has been called "Americana with a 60's rock vibe".

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