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Now Hear This: Junegrass | Keen On

The veteran Chicago jammers harvest a crop of instrumentals that cross pyschedelia, prog and post-rock with a dash of jazz and even a touch of Beefheart. Bon appetit.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Junegrass are back and bending with a summer breeze. Keen On is the followup to their cassette release Electric Grass. The three-track EP is developed, sharp but supplely groovin’, full, fun, struttin’ and psyched-out. Its songs clock in at around five minutes each, so you have plenty to sit with, chew on, and rock to.

Junegrass open here with the appetizer Farm to Table, offering some uncanned heat served fresh. A staple in yer diet, that good, good cud. Next and penultimately, they give us track No. 2, Thunder Guise. Some slow, dark clouds rolling in the distance. Really rolling, folding, a slow burn, electric, but it ain’t the same as the last time. Last, for a little dessert, is Very Cherry — candy so sweet it gets stuck in your teeth and turns ‘em red.

These fellas sound better than ever. Another shape, but still locked in, another day, any place. Experience the -grass anew again and again. Without further ado.”