SHOPPING – ” Straight Lines “

Posted: July 28, 2016 in MUSIC
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It’s one thing to play post-punk. It’s another thing to play post-punk with all the nervous, jittery, excited energy that made the late-’70s and early-’80s originators of the genre resonate so deeply. It’s hard to talk about this trio without mentioning the Raincoats or the Slits or the Delta 5, and while that might not say great things about their originality, it’s a great thing regardless. On their big-leap sophomore album Why Choose, Shopping play with a raw urgency that the past few generations of revivalists have mostly lacked, and their mocking hopscotch melodies just sing

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