The Choir

Kissers & Killers

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While shopping for a new record deal, the Choir independently released this CD and sold it almost exclusively at concerts. It's a pretty polished indie album, and it's also one of their most aggressive. The familiar melodic pop sensibility is still audible, but Derri Daugherty's amiable vocals are surrounded by his growling and hissing guitars. It makes for an interesting combination. Once they were signed by R.E.X., Daugherty and drummer/lyricist Steve Hindalong recorded new versions of several of these songs (they appear on Speckled Bird).

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