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The Birmingham contingent includes The Great Book of John, a band that was a standout at LoDa Live, as well as Delicate Cutters, Dead Fingers, the Green Seed, the Gum Creek Killers and more. New Orleans-based Theresa Andersson has the greatest recognition and critical success of any act in the lineup; others from the Crescent City include the Honey Island Swamp Band, Sun Hotel and Coyotes.
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Preston Lovinggood/The Green Seed/The Grenadines/The Great Book Of John/Sanders Bohlke/Duquette Johnson And The Rebel Kings
By their very nature, compilation albums are very much a mixed bag. I have been privy to a fair selection in my time and more often than not the contents are pretty bleak. So it was with trepidation that I settled into this virginal sampler from Birmingham Alabama based indie label Communicating Vessels’ This trepidation was off-set slightly by the fact the label was the final home of Remy Zero (former member Jeffrey Cain actually started the label following his bands dissolution back in 2010), in my mind one of the most underrated indie bands of the last 2 decades. I had no need to worry, this is perhaps the strongest selection of songs I’ve heard in a while and each seems to embody the labels cheerfully bleak aesthetic.
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