Flat Duo Jets
|Tags:||rockabilly garage rock psychobilly neo rockabilly punk punk blues|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
With origins dating back to the mid-80s, Chapel Hill, North Carolinas Flat Duo Jets finally made the leap to a major label in 1998. However, it was not coincidental that the label they moved to, Outpost Recordings, was overseen by highly esteemed alternative rock forefather and R.E.M. producer Scott Litt. He had seen the band develop over a 10-year period and considered the duo (vocalist/guitarist Dexter Romweber and drummer Crow) to be phenomenal. Their energetic revival of early rockabilly had first come to prominence after featuring in the 1986 music documentary, Athens, Georgia: Inside/Out. They subsequently released a series of independent albums for a variety of local labels, with highpoints including 1990s self-titled long-playing debut and 1993s White Trees.
For Flat Duo Jets Outpost debut, Lucky Eye, Litt contracted dBs alumnus Chris Stamey, who worked alongside him as co-producer. Sessions...