Screen Door

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Maybe it's just because they're from Decatur, GA, but Screen Door sound a lot like a male version of the Indigo Girls. The trio inject their folk-pop songs with a similar kind literary "deepness" that never sounds pretentious. There is also a definite gospel influence operating in many of their songs, as well as that of classic singer/songwriters like James Taylor, Jackson Browne, or even Randy Newman. And like Newman, the lyrics are pretty shocking at times (check out "a pedophile teaching a kindergarten class" from "Darkest Part of the Basement" for example) even if the presentation is standard "adult alternative" fare for the most part. No new ground being broken here, but that's not the point. Screen Door's debut is just three friends from Georgia laying down some solid folky rock songs.

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