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02/16/2016
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2/16/16: Xixa, The Strumbellas, Black Tusk

@@@ Xixa: Shift and Shadow EP (Barbes, 2015). I saw on the WRIR weekly charts email that this band has a new album out but this one is on the Apple Music. After a noisy opening it gets into a nice cumbia mid tempo with a baritone male singer and indie vocals in the chorus. Mash it up. Very nice old school space organ. Wow, these guys do a Latin rhythm cover of an old Meat Puppets tune, Plateau for the second tune on the record. Most excellent and right into my playlists. I don’t love the lower register singers, I find them a bit low energy but these guys have a good vibe cooking.