The Truckee Brothers have been quietly breaking in their new album, ‘Double Happiness’, with a month-long residency at a dive bar in a seedy area of San Diego. The wall to wall crowd is self-absorbed, unresponsive, and typically short on attentiveness; in other words, perfect to rehearse the new songs in front of. If they can win THESE people over at THIS watering hole…well… Peat spots a punter in front of the stage grooving with his girl and asks him if he wants the Truckee Brothers to “play something cool”. The guy’s been alternating between snogging his date, and chain-swigging booze. Peat knows he’s helping him impress the girl. Nodding deliberately, Cady Truckee stabs into the guitar riff for ‘Kiss My Komodo’, throwing his guitar behind his head while playfully roasting the front-row guy with his fearless six-foot-four baritone. Diving into the fray, Ott and Hemi steal the song back from Cady, reminding everyone of how much this rhythm section kills. Then with impish delight, the band stops on a dime and eases into the mellow piano-driven tune called ‘Spectre’, pounding out an unforgettable motif in octaves and somehow making the piano actually sound cool. Dangerous even.