Dexter Romweber’s career has seen something of a resurgence of late, thanks in no small part to the reverence of super fan Jack White (who counts Romweber as a huge musical influence, and has released a 7” and a live LP on his [White’s] Third Man imprint in the past couple years). But like many an underground rock icon, Romweber—who first started developing his cult fan base in the early 1980s with Chapel Hill rockablues twosome, Flat Duo Jets—maintains a steely gaze (see any of his press photos) and inborn cool (see him live) to this day, despite the celebrity adoration. Check out any White Stripes record jacket for a modernized take of this aesthetic positioned directly under a mop of messy, coal-black hair.
While the Dex Romweber Duo’s’s latest record Is That You In The Blue? won’t be in stores until July 26 via Bloodshot Records, you can hear the entire record streaming in the player below. Be sure to check back next week for Austin L. Ray’s full review of Is That You In The Blue?.