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The Domani International / Press

“Don't look now, but St. Louis is experiencing quite the indie-pop resurgence — thanks in part to the Domani International. Vocalist Josh Brett (a veteran of area bands such as Simple Mary's Diary) specializes in breathless, impassioned enunciation that conjures Greg Dulli (a self-avowed idol). But songs from the DI's debut EP, This Is_The Domani International, would be setting the hipster blogs abuzz if the group hailed from NYC. Shades of Ambulance Ltd. and Doves abound, in the form of sparkling-ice keyboard grooves, Britpoppin' guitars and hooks galore.”

Annie Zaleski - Riverfront Times

“The domani international mixes tracked loops and flesh-and-blood percussion to brilliant effect; but it’s the skillful, catchy vocals that really sell these songs and keep them in your head all day. Track number one, for example: “into forever,” is lush, smooth, heavy and dreamy, like a venti mocha frappuccino with a kick of something naughty. Next up is “such sweet sorrow,” which starts off sounding like your too-cool-for-school, Death Cab for Cutie-style indie rock, but then blasts off into pure pop. Both “our colliding age,” and “just keep breathing,” really show that Josh Brett is a disciple of Jeff Buckley--but while Brett’s gained Buckley’s control and beauty, he has roughed up the edges and made it his own--more in the spirit of his other vocal hero, Greg Dulli (the Afghan Whigs).”

J.Gordon - Night Times

“Then there’s The Domani International’s (without checking, I’m going to naturally assume the band name was inspired by the Twilight Singers) cover of “Debonair.” As if nailing the guitar work and the emotion of Dulli’s vocals wasn’t hard enough, TDI placed an impromptu keyboard fizzle in the middle of the track that added some dexterity to an already super song.”

Sonic Dissonance review of Afghan Whigs Tribute

“Recently resurrected local act the Domani International is appearing on a forthcoming tribute CD to the Afghan Whigs. It's in good company: Other artists appearing on Summer's Kiss: A Tribute to the Afghan Whigs include Mark Lanegan, Wussy (which just announced a show at Off Broadway on Friday, August 7!), Joseph Arthur and Matthew Ryan. The album is out next Tuesday, June 23, and can be previewed at Summer's Kiss Records. (TDI does "Debonair.")”

The Riverfront Times

“Each artist tackles the tao of Dulli in their own way. Mark Lanegan gives the creepy old man ballad “Tonight” a languid horn solo, and drops the melody an octave. The Domani International’s vocal impersonation on “Debonair” is spot on, but the music is doing it’s own thing.”

American Songwriter review of Afghan Whigs Tribute