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The Gourds

Like Uncle Tupelo and the Mekons, the Gourds play gorgeously ramshackle, rootsy rock 'n' roll with a surfeit of heart and style. On Haymaker! the Texas quintet evokes early albums by the Band, jumbling the essences of honky-tonk, zydeco, and…
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Music, Hear This Off your Gourd and into the StereoLab: A little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' electro

Off your Gourd and into the StereoLab: A little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' electro

It's been barely three years since Stereolab co-singer/guitarist Mary Hansen was struck and killed while riding her bicycle in London (a tragedy that was audible in singer Laetitia Sadier's gorgeous voice on the band's last album, Margerine Eclipse). But the…
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Tudor's House

Rising from the same musical substratum that spawned the Bad Livers, the Old 97's, and Sixteen Horsepower, the Gourds have proven to be the most consistently inspired and unaffected of the groups to combine bluegrass and folk virtuosity with seditious…
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The House of Tudor

Awaiting Ghosts of Hallelujah -- the third CD in the Gourds' Comfort, Texas, trilogy -- I listened to last year's treasure, Stadium Blitzer, over and over again while my saliva rose like sour mash. My nighttime hours were spent in…
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House of Tudor

Live, the Gourds appear as they did on their shit-kickin' debut, Dem's Good Beeble -- just four good ol' boys from Austin wailing away on mandolin, accordion, banjo, and bottom-end Gibson guitars. The lyrics may touch on the surreal at…
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