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The Dears

  • Fricke's Picks: Murray A. Lightburn, Halfway and Trimdon Grange Explosion

    In this edition: the Dears' frontman's latest solo effort, rootsy indie sounds from Brisbane and modernist U.K. folk

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  • Degeneration Street

    Click to Listen to The Dears' Degeneration Street Dears leader Murray Lightburn has a dramatic streak wide as his Canadian homeland, and his group's fifth LP gives it plenty of elbow-room. A four-part song cycle involving apocalyptic prophecy and frozen hell, Degeneration Street often reads as art-rock with a death-metal storyline: With a few tempo […]

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