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Naomi by The Cave Singers
Released: Mar 2013
Label: Jagjaguwar
Naomi is a quirky turn for The Cave Singers. After beefing up their roots rock on 2011's No Witch, the Seattle outfit return with an album sans all that delicious beef. Indeed, the music's most salient quality is its precious fragility. Even on the bluesy "It's a Crime," the group bop and shimmy more like Vampire Weekend than they do The Black Keys. And speaking of Vampire Weekend, the group's blue-eyed Afropop looms large over numerous other cuts ("Canopy," "Karen's Car," "No Tomorrows"). Might it be time for the band's fans to trade their flannel for cotton pastels?
Justin Farrar

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