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Thursday, July 2, 2009

MP3 of the Day: Hex Dispensers

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 11:42 AM

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I've been really digging Austin garage punks Hex Dispensers for a while now. Their gothic Ramones sound comprises traces of the Wipers and a perverted fascination with criminal behavior. The group's debut, self-titled album was infested with lover -assassins, television-haunting ghosts, and arsenic milkshakes. On the tight tunesmith's new (excellent) follow-up, Winchester Mystery House, the Texans continue putting the fun back into funereal, with tracks about doomsday, phantom limbs, and obits. Check out  "I've Got My Doppelganger On"  which explodes like a warehouse of illegal fireworks on the chorus. Happy holiday weekend, and mark your calendars for the Hex Dispensers' upcoming San Francisco show on Friday, June 17 at Annie's--a party that doubles as the 11th birthday bash for Red Devil Records.

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