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The Carolina Chocolate Drops singer's richly realized solo debut spans American music's history of communal uplift, individual outcry, happy collaboration and profitable theft.
The D.C. guitar band's music can be jarring and jagged, as its members channel Krautrock and psychedelic blues. But it's also dreamy, with lilt and grit.
With 19 songs in just 22 minutes, Quarterbacks offers pop melodies at punk speed and a reminder that love and hurt needn't always be rendered at epic scale.
Though his music honors mid-century sounds with laser precision, the Tulsa rocker takes so many little chances in his songs that they never sound like mere replicas.
The band's cathartic rock rages in familiar ways, but with unexpectedly devastating twists of the knife. Proudly sloppy and artfully bloodthirsty, The Districts' music never sounds monochromatic.