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Albums Of The Week: The Sparklers | Miss Philadelphia

If you like The Clash & Replacements, you'll get a kick out of these Philly indie vets.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Formed at the turn of the century in the taverns and dive bars of their beloved city, The Sparklers are a loud, melodic trio from Philadelphia — punch-drunk romantics playing gutter pop and junk country, but it’s really just rock ’n’ roll.

Continuing a tradition of love songs directed at anyone other than the ones they love, their new album Miss Philadelphia would fit well next to records by songwriters named Westerberg, Mould or Strummer. Their combination of “heart on the sleeve” lyrics, anthemic guitars, and driving rhythms create a sound even larger than the City of Brotherly Love that inspired it.

The Sparklers. Miss Philadelphia. Turn it up.”