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May 24, 2011

White Denim spit psychedelia, hard blues, boogie, prog rock and fusion riffs like inspired kids weaned on 64GB iPods and 64-ounce Slurpees. The challenge has been feng shui, which they nail on this 37-minute LP. There are countless touchstones, but the sublime attack often recalls late-Sixties Grateful Dead, when their songs still had garage-rock drive but were exploding every which way. Drummer Joshua Block juggles time signatures without sacrificing groove, while the guitarists chase each other's tails; "River to Consider" even makes room for some rippin' flute solos. They're like a jam band that refuses to be boring.

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