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CD Review: Tacoma Narrows

tacoma.jpgTo say there is a band making music in Chicago with solid alt-country undertones is not really saying much. For a city that has embraced bands like Wilco and more recently Van Ghost, an alt-country band may not come across as all that original or urgent. However, the debut album from Tacoma Narrows presents a new take on this now commonplace genre. The band has managed to add strong and swirling psychedelic textures to their traditional sound. It makes sense that this band would have more of a blended sound when look at the various bands Kik Pratt, Donny Mahlmeister, Jack McLarnan and Ryan Juravic have played in the last ten years. Bands like Azita, A Tundra, and Collections of Colonies of Bees, have turned this group into something refreshingly unique while allowing them to remain rooted in a more classic sound.

The bands self-titled debut album was released physically last month and is available on the bands website. You can also stream the album right now on their website. The digital distribution is being handled by the local label Staticstation, and should be available on itunes and emusic this month.

Tacoma Narrows will be featured on WXRT's Local Anesthetic on Sunday, Februray 14 at 7:30 PM. You can also catch Tacoma Narrows at The Whister with Chaperone for free on March 8th.

 
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