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Copper Gamins, The, The Copper Gamins EP

From the mountains of Mexico comes a band and sound guaranteed to surprise and delight. Melding such diverse inspirations as 1960s garage rock, the films of Charlie Chaplin and the folkloric field recordings of John Lomax, The Copper Gamins are the latest wrinkle in the guitar/drums duo trend that has yielded such star acts as The White Stripes and The Black Keys, yet at the same time something completely original and distinctive. It’s raw and naïve music that rattles with inspiration and imagination, reminding of the unpolished fire of The Oblivians and the sly, obtuse nuance of Eugene Chadbourne and revelatory experimentalists The Residents, embodying both electrifying crackle and sweet romanticism. This five-track EP introduces a group that already sparked a buzz through the underground in their brief residence last year in Central Texas when the band literally lived in a blue garage.

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