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The Sea (Freedom School)

Another graduate of Matador comp Casual Victim Pile, the East Austin quartet revs its four-song debut EP on Brooklyn imprint Freedom School, cutting late-period Naked Raygun with Naked Soul (opener "Please"), plus an early Westerberg/Stinson conviction hammered into riff and hot vox on "Work Work Work." Major label Green Day downstroke ("Know Nothing") meets a Midwestern Mudhoney ("The Sea"), clean chord changes and drive-through melodies muddied by bar-band aesthetics. Sold. ****

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