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Black Bananas

Rad Times XPress IV (Drag City)

Reviewed by Chase Hoffberger, Fri., April 26, 2013

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Black Bananas

Rad Times XPress IV (Drag City)

Royal Trux co-founder Jennifer Herrema can't string together one sensible sentence during an interview these days, but damn if the D.C. vet can't rip it on wax. The fourth album from her longstanding RTX crew – but the first under the Black Bananas moniker – eschews the rolling double bass tendencies of its eternal Rad Times Express for a psychedelic blues washout that sounds like Dave Gilmour joined MGMT ("It's Cool," "Acid Song"). Even the hair metal ("My House") sounds soupier, especially that nasty sax filling the funkadelic "Overpass." (Sat., 7:00pm, Levitation tent)

***.5

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