Whitehorse - The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss

To say that Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland of Whitehorse possess a certain chemistry would be to state the obvious. The two Canadians have, after all, been married since 2006. But the duo's appealingly raw and rough hewn second album The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss, due stateside January 15 via Six Shooter, summons a special sympatico to their own particular varietal of roots rock that goes beyond any romantic ties. Doucet is known primarily as an Americana-tinged guitarist that one critic described as a "Neil Young-battles-Brian Setzer twang" who has released a series of gritty and sinewy rock 'n' roll albums. McClelland is a fine purveyor of seductive and bluesy folk/pop who has released four solo LP's including 2009's Doucet-produced Victoria Day. Together they combine for a potent mix of simmering alt-country and roots/folk wrapped in Doucet's razor sharp guitar lines and the pair's vibrant harmonies. Watch the video for "Achille's Desire" below...

Whitehorse - "Achille's Desire" (from The Fate of the World Depends On This Kiss)

Whitehorse - "Devil's Got A Gun" (from The Fate of the World Depends On This Kiss)