Released: 5th June 2012
Label: High Endurance Records
Destroy Nate Allen is a Portland based duo comprised of married couple Nate and Tessa Allen. In the past five years, they have toured in 48 states, played over 700 shows, and released six studio albums, but have been unable to capture the intense energy they bring to their live performances. So with the help of Gnarboots as a backing band, they appeared to have solved that problem for new album With Our Powers Combined.
From the opening track Waking Up Is Hard To Do all the way to the end of closer Great Idea the energy is intense and constant. With the help of duet vocals from the couple to the bold and brash guitar riffs and drum beats, With Our Powers Combined doesn’t fail at remaining loud and extremely catchy. The backing of Gnarboots has also helped flesh out the sound to help drive the songs out as fast and as good as possible.
With Our Powers Combined is full of catchy vocal hooks, We Talk Occasionally On The Internet to Emergency to Hospital are just a couple examples of songs that use vocal hooks really well. The chemistry between Nate and Tessa is also present and really strong here, which is to be expected from musician and relationship standpoints. This is just a really well crafted album that’s really fun to listen to, and gives you a taste of what to expect if you catch one of Destroy Nate Allen’s live shows.