Kindest Lines, Covered in Dust, WIERD

This New Orleans-based group’s Telefon Tel Avivproduced debut doesn’t smack of any sense of place—which goes a little against the grain, considering the blows NOLA has suffered since Katrina.
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This New Orleans-based group’s Telefon Tel Avivproduced debut doesn’t smack of any sense of place—which goes a little against the grain, considering the blows NOLA has suffered since Katrina. Truth is, singer Brittany Terry’s mission feels much more personal, and even though she sounds like she’s miked from the bottom of an abandoned well, her Morrisseyesque delivery on such standouts as the minimalist indie-tech groove “Running into Next Year” and garagepop- fueled “Prom Song” really gets under your skin—in a good way.

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