What can you learn from a name? When the band name is (I’m not making this up) Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong, not much. However, when that name in question is The Gutter Twins, the new side project by alt-rcok veterans Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs) and Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees), a lot can be learned from their chosen personas. Think about it, The Gutter Twins, you just know it’s gonna be devious, dirty, and skeezy. So, it may not be a surprise when the opening notes of “Idle Hands,” deliver the sleaze with a sexy boogie beat, ominous strings, and dark, brooding vocals, but damn, does it sound good.

MP3: The Gutter Twins – Idle Hands

The Gutter Twins will release Saturnalia March 4th on Subpop, and for the locals, they have a concert scheduled at the Beachland Ballroom on Wednesday, March 12th.

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