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Black Books announced their arrival with the appropriately titled EP An Introduction To...and those of us who enjoy their dreamscapes have had to wait until this January for the follow up. But it’s finally here, and it’s more of their trademark floating-above-the-clouds brilliance. Ross, Meg, Clarke, Kevin, and Mike -- the lineup features the all-too-rare singing drummer -- have hit on a sound they call Southern Dream Pop, which is fairly apt as three-word descriptions go. For a longer one, try some words from the blog Yvynyl: “Listening to this is like wrapping up in a navajo blanket and laying under the big Texas desert stars with your lover and, you know, making babies.” Yeah...it’s about that good. Word is starting to grow on these guys and it wouldn’t surprise anyone in Austin to see them strike some sparks this SXSW. You can see them live at Hotel Vegas with Lord Buffalo on April 7. - Tom Vale
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