heard on the wire

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Sunrise Motel

This blog likes to take the occasional musical road trip across the great USA, clocking up the virtual miles in search of good and sometimes great music. Recently we’ve taken in: Elmhurst, Illinois; Brooklyn, New York; and Oakland and Los Angeles in California. Today we start our engine in Missoula, Montana, home of the Boys.

Missoula is, according to Weird Missoula, “a little town in the mountains that time forgot” on the western edge of the state. The same blog describes the Boys as garage rockers with a sense of humour and an antidote to “music nerds [who] have a tendency to take themselves WAY too seriously.” They put their first LP out last year and being the most generous of sorts, declined to charge for it. What have you got to lose?

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