Shovels & Rope is the performing name of husband-and-wife pair Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. But this is no acoustic, singer-songwriter duo: Trent and Hearst view themselves as a band, and one that is fond of making noise, of bringing “less is more” to loud life. The band, which comes to Johnny D's tomorrow night, has just released “O’ Be Joyful,” its second album — or its first, depending on how you look at things in light of the band’s unusual, kinda-sorta accidental beginnings.
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