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Viciconte, Fernando, Traitors Table

Traitors Table is easily Viciconte’s most personal and provocative record yet, and that’s saying a lot for someone who has been recording provocative music for 25+ years. In I Don’t Know, Fernando wails about coming to the U.S. as an immigrant child and how—after growing up identifying as a proud American—he felt the acute, nauseating fear of being sent back to a country he never really knew. Hey Darlene tells the story of a small-town couple who feel shut out of the American dream, but like many among us, also feel it’s just within reach. So they vote against their own self-interest for those who say what they so desperately want to hear. The Company, a bouncy, impassioned plea to the so-called “millennial” generation to not shoot down bold ideas in the name of political-correctness, is in Viciconte’s words: “about the concept that even though we are more connected via technology, we are more isolated and divided than ever”.

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