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Albums Of The Week: Garcia Peoples | Dodging Dues

The post-millennial jammers from Jersey manage to stretch the boundaries of their expansive sound while keeping the songs tight and bright on their sixth full-length.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Dodging Dues is a startlingly expansive record  — startling in part because it’s relatively short (seven songs, all but one hovering around the four-minute mark), but also because it traverses so many moods and styles: languid and dreamy one moment, surging and intense the next.

Garcia Peoples (these days a six-person band) hit their stride a long time ago, but here they seem to be hitting a di­erent one, working themselves loose of influences (though this tree has roots: traces of Thin Lizzy, of more arcane bits of U.K. folk-prog, of vintage Meat Puppets in some of the softer passages) while at the same time opening themselves up to their own individual strangeness, becoming ever more singular and ever more free.”