The Dedringers

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Texas Platters

The Dedringers

Sweetheart of the Neighborhood (Dedcrow)

Though the title puns the Byrds, the Dedringers' debut LP opens with the Rolling Stones' bruisin' influence of "Sideman's Blues." The quartet rips a number of roots styles, crafting epic narratives that run through gritty Wilco-esque pop ("Tonight," "Institution"), soft ballads ("Heart of Gold," "Seven Days and Seven Nights"), and the rolling moan of Townes Van Zandt's "Black Jack Mama" and the sex-driven title track.

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