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Dana and Lauren drop a country cover of a 2Pac tune. No, I'm not kidding.

February 12, 2011

Dana and Lauren play standard modern country with one twist: there’s a cover of “California Love” on their self-titled, four-song EP. Yes, the one by 2Pac. They do it up country, with banjo, fiddle and bass. It feels very, very surreal. It’s cool, but that’s only after a few times of hearing it. The first time it feels way out of left field. Way.

The rest of their EP is solid. “Song to My Heart” gets a bit campy for my taste, but “Chasing Trains” is upbeat and radio-ready.  The best track is the ballad “Dreams are Fireflies,” which recalls the best of female country singers in the verses. The chorus gets a bit saccharine, but what did you expect with a name like that? If you like hot country, you’ll like this. If not, not worth your time.

But srsly. You need to hear “California Love.” You’ll thank me later.

Stephen Carradini and Lisa Whealy write reviews of instrumental, folk, and singer/songwriter music. We write about those trying to make the next step in their careers and established artists.

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