New for 2014: Clarity. We’ve been hearing some reports about editors looking for simple, smart conversational styles in poetry. Plain spoken, but without dumbing it down. Here’s some music those editors might snap. Sure, it’s not influenced by punk, but you could at least say it’s influenced by those who were influenced by punk. Maybe 1990’s alternative. Maybe a little Pavement. Songs as simple conversations and pissed-off duets, and a sort of Barbershop bridge to remind us a bridge isn’t for taking a smoke break, it’s for making a transition.
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