The husband and wife duo of Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland, known better as Whitehorse, are getting ready to release their sophomore album, “The Fate Of The World Depends On This Kiss.” The album was produced by Doucet and will be released on January 15 through Six Shooter Records.
The twelve-song collection begins with the raw, alt-country sound of “Achilles’ Desire” as Doucet and McClelland trade verses. The song carries a very raw, simply, but effective beat similar to The Black Keys as the lyrics paint a very dark picture. The tempo picks up with the “Devil’s Got A Gun” as song carries a pop/country shuffle. Their voices mesh so well together on the country pop of “Peterbilt Coalmine” as the only thing that comes between them is the blistering, twangy guitar. The song “Jane” seems a little out of place amongst the other more country oriented sounds, but does show a bit of diversity in the band’s style. Melissa’s voice really excels during the acoustic songs “Mismatched Eyes” and “Out Like A Lion,” but the bluesy shuffle of “Radiator Blues” is Luke at his best. The album closes with the six-minute, slow-jaunt of “Mexaco Texaco” as you follow the storied lyrics to the end.
The band will begin their 17-date Canadian tour at the end of January. For more information on Whitehorse, please visit whitehorsemusic.ca.