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Happy Talk Band could be shoehorned into your cd collection as "folk-rock," "alternative country," "singer-songwriter," but to do that would do the band a terrible wrong. Songwriter Luke Allen's tunes about the beat-up but still-standing are more literature than pop-rock, but his backing band (members of Morning 40 Federation and Royal Fingerbowl among other rock outfits), provide ample muscle. This is music that aches and shimmers and stumbles as the songs or your life require.
"roots rock that comes from city living, modern country music from New Orleansí bohemia. Itís not retro, but it gives the songs context and hints at how to think about them. The punk raggedness locates the album in the rock íní roll tradition, and the country frames it as working class music with a high threshold for excess." -- Alex Rawls (Offbeat Magazine)
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