Being Dead

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Texas Platters

Following stomping singles, this local duo's live electricity circuits into five charismatic tracks. Choral theatrics on "Red Drive" prove Juli Keller and Cody Dosier a heavenly vocal match. Hellish themes take over for "Underworld" and "Apostles' Prom," merging freak-pop eccentrics and catchy punk intensity. "Hot Car" flips easily from charming surf to total doom with dissonant screams. Demonizing American ideals of school dances and leather-lined vehicles, Being Dead tweaks rock tropes to be fun and interesting again.

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