DOWNLOAD: Dylan in the Movies, "Better Days" (mp3)
If AAA radio was a game run by Daniel Lanois, Bill Janovitz, Greg Dulli, and Grant Lee Phillips instead of douchebags like that guy from Train, it might sound like this elegant, brush-slapped duet -- on the chamber pop tip -- by Dylan in the Movies' Brian Sullivan and ex-Belly/Throwing Muses chanteuse Tanya Donnelly. (Don't front: we know which ones of you had that Gap ad with Tanya in her underwear pasted to your dorm room walls back in the day. And now you all are fucking criminals for sleeping on her solo records.) As for Sullivan, he's a studio dude who needs a new press photo: his records (basically solo efforts under the Dylan in the Movies moniker) are real, real solid, but this thing makes him look like the mug shots they show you when you witness a Southie gas station holdup. Somebody sign this guy before he gets rolled up.
You can find this song on the most recent DITM record, Feel the Pull. He's playing tomorrow (Sunday) at T.T. the Bear's Place with Blanks, about whom we've gone ahead and written even more glowing things in the fishwrap. Details on the show here.