Review: "Natural Life" by Hacienda
Liner notes: This breezy nugget suggests a hybrid of garage rock and Motown, as played by the Doobie Brothers.
Behind the music: Four rootsy San Antonio dudes—three Villanueva brothers plus a cousin—are protégés of Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach, who's produced all three of their albums and tapped them as his own backing band.
Check it out if you like: Eclectic modern groups with a sense of history, such as Dr. Dog, My Morning Jacket, and Delta Spirit.
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