The Duke Spirit Peer Through The Rain

noah | September 10, 2008 10:00 am
After a lengthy period of thinking “I should really get to that album,” this morning I’ve finally sat down with Neptune by the British band The Duke Spirit, and the only reason I wouldn’t say it’s been worth the wait is because I’m kicking myself for not getting into it earlier than today. Above is the video for “This Ship Was Built To Last,” a loose-limbed track that I swore was a lost track from one of the Nuggets sets when I first heard it on that new-ish New York rock station a few weeks back. Frontwoman Liela Moss has a husky rasp that sounds like it resulted from some unholy cross-pollination of Dusty Springfield and Grace Slick, while the grungey sea-chanty vibe reminds me of the best parts of Melissa Auf der Maur’s (kind of underrated!) solo album. [YouTube / MySpace]