Eros and the Eschaton
This pair of music-making married couples unites Raleigh's The Revolutionary Sweethearts with Greensboro's Eros and the Eschaton. In the former, Rich Flickinger plays meaty baritone guitar, while Brandy Flickinger twists her fetching blues-rock swagger over unpolished drums. It's agile and endearing. Meanwhile, Eros finds Adam Hawkins and Kate Perdoni hidden behind a mountain of electronics, turning their sketches of romantic do's-and-don'ts into wonderfully gauzed pop songs, like a minimalist Arcade Fire hovering in a sky of pink clouds.