When the Be Good Tanyas first got together, the sound they were aiming for was probably a lot like the creaky folk blues you hear coming out of Brooklyn's Jan Bell & the Cheap Dates.
So it's hardly a shock to find that their chiller-thriller of an album Songs For Love Drunk Sinners was produced by the Tanyas' Samantha Parton, and her former bandmate Jolie Holland is credited with adding eerie backing vocals.
But don't let connections to those granola gals dissuade you from checking out Bell and company. They're the real deal.
Jan Bell & the Cheap Dates hit the Cadillac Friday (June 8)at 10 pm.