Delarue, ‘Lucid Culture’ 04/08/11

“On one hand, it’s a surprisingly straight-up groove album, but all those grooves, and most of the surprisingly memorable tunes, are ultimately nothing more than fodder for satire and destruction. …it’s cruel and funny and kind of punk although the band has pretty awesome chops for a punk jazz band… Lundbom [“On Jacation”] plays an absolutely stunning chorus-box solo that finally goes off into skronk at the end. …it hurts a little to give away all these punchlines; on the other hand, no words could really do justice to them. The album is out now on Hot Cup Records – you’ll see this here at the end of the year on our best of 2011 list

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