Music Montag: Four Dollar Wine

by James Glazebrook

We Gave It A Go cover

Anyone who doesn’t associate Berlin with dark Americana must have forgotten that Nick Cave, that purveyor of blackened blues, spent some of his most creative (and corrupted) years in the wild West Berlin of the 80s. Cave is one obvious influence on Berlin/Brooklyn duo Four Dollar Wine, alongside Johnny Cash and Mark Lanegan. Recorded across the two cities by guitarist Thimo Sander and deep-voiced troubadour Scott Solary, the debut album We Gave It A Go is the sound of a man pouring his heart out while nursing a whisky hangover in a smokey bar. And now it also scores a short film, an odyssey through the West in 1940s high fashion. Barkeep, leave the bottle.