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Lemuria, The Distance Is So Big
Bridge Nine Records

06/20/13
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



6/20/2013 - My stars, how terribly quirky you are, Lemuria! Not only do you have the geekiest boy-and-girl vocals since the Juno soundtrack, you’re on a traditionally punk-rock label, thrashing onstage and singing about lipstick and stuff. Color me amazed — I’d certainly pass this over to the weirdest chicks in the girls dorm, but it’s not 1985 anymore, and it’s not 1995 either — all those wispy Throwing Muses fans and emo people must have grown up by now. Haven’t they? But wait, past the sucky first couple of tunes (just what the world needs, more cockeyed Versus influences!), there’s some hard stuff: “Dream Eater” nails the Pixies-esque proto-punk nastiness that probably brought you guys together in the first place, and “Oahu Hawaii” has some badass ringouts. What a treat, a stunning jolt of art. Know what I’m gonna do? I’m gonna mix chocolate with Corn Nuts just to see, like, what it’s like! B — Eric W. Saeger





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