Viola Peacock

This Way to the Alley

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This Ann Arbor, MI trio brings back memories of Boston's Drumming on Glass, another buzzing trio with soulful vocals whose two LPs were overlooked in the blizzard of indie releases. They sound a lot like them, a sort of post-Bunnymen-with-more-American-chops group, with songs that really hit it on first play, a defined, refined sound, and an obvious love of a controlled racket. They have presence, tunes, and style; all they need is a fair hearing, and they'd instantly advance past the avalanche of also-rans on the college radio charts. Nice sleeve, too, with 1920's photos from the Mahoning Valley Historical Society.

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