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White Denim: Workout Holiday [Full Time Hobby, 2008]
From Texas, another punk/hardcore great-nephew-once-removed band of the No Age genus--the kind who construct short songs consisting mostly of atonal guitar. This trio unlooses more than its quota of prog--tracks three and four sound like offspring of Antony Hegarty and the Beatles' white album, respectively, that met an untimely end. But get used to those songs and they fit right into the fitful whole, which for anybody who listens up is a surprisingly tuneful, typicallysubverbal roller coaster ride at Six Flags a few months after Chapter 11. Please keep all extremities within the carriage. Extremities are mother's meat for these guys. A-