The Wireless

Punch Brothers

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The Wireless Review

by Marcy Donelson

An addendum of sorts to the Punch Brothers' 2015 LP The Phosphorescent Blues, four of the five tracks on the Wireless EP are original songs recorded during sessions for that album and previously available only as extra tracks on its vinyl edition. They include the music hall-style swing charmer "Sleek White Baby," which features lyrics by singer/composer Gabriel Kahane and a cameo by actor/musician Ed Helms, and "The Hops of Guldenberg," a lively instrumental jam. The fifth track is a tender cover of the late Elliott Smith's "Clementine."

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