Evan and Jaron

Evan and Jaron

Evan and Jaron

Half Dozen

Twelve Between Us Records

Twins Evan and Jaron shot to prominence in 2001, with the pop-rock single “Crazy For This Girl” from their self-titled major label debut. Unfortunately, it was all downhill from there, as their relationship with former label Columbia floundered. Undeterred, the duo has soldiered on. Half Dozen is the first of two EPs the twins have recorded for release this year, and on this evidence, the second is eagerly awaited.

Produced by the legendary Dan Huff, the six songs here demonstrate a range of styles without compromising quality. Opener “Standing In The Middle” has a slight Nashville twang, while “Fly Away” — co-written by the Rembrandts’ Danny Wilde — is a powerful, stirring rocker. “Another Mistake” recalls Bryan Adams at his ballsy best, “All That I Wanted” is another tune soaked in melody and “Through The Blue” demonstrates a more classic pop edge to Evan and Jaron’s sound. However, the absolute high point is “What She Likes,” an incredibly infectious country-tinged rocker again focusing on the typical E&J lyrical theme of unrequited love.

The only downside to Half Dozen is that it’s an EP. Well, bring on volume II…

Evan and Jaron: www.evanandjaron.com

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