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Frontier Ruckus, Eternity of Dimming
Quite Scientific Records)

01/17/13
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



1/17/2013 - Oh goodie, more hayseed-antebellum banjo nonsense than you can shake a stick at.  Since this band claims to have formed during boyhoods spent at a Catholic school in suburban Detroit, I can’t simply listen to these Napoleon Dynamite-like sentiments and feel it’s my duty to spend the next hundred-odd words giving this absolutely disposable, time-sensitive album a noogie and a wedgie and take its lunch money, but I could suggest they change their name to “Four 4-Eyed Dweebs Who Love The Decemberists Because Look How Awesome The Decemberists Are But We’re Not Typical Clones Because We Use An Actual Musical Saw Just Like In Kentucky Or Whatever And Did We Mention Decemberists Are Awesome Mumfords Are Also By The Way.”  None of these songs will become the national anthem of the Bowery Ballroom – this is the actual living aural equivalent of reading a Post-It telling you that you just missed last year’s hipster-music train, the one the corporations recently hijacked for use as montage bric-a-brac in nimrod TV-dramadeys like Private Practice. C- — Eric W. Saeger





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