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CITY: North Carolina(1)
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CITY: Raleigh
SONGS THAT GOT US: “Bow to the Middle,” “Border Guards”
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RECORD LABEL: Merge

WHY THEM? Fuzzed-out pop that doesn’t fit neatly into any narrow niche — sometimes they’ll sound like a garage-roots act, sometimes they do New Wave, sometimes they break into a gospel sing-along. But the unifying aspect of it is that it’s all catchy as shit. Rosebuds are a husband/wife duo who seem to really still like each other. And they aren’t overly cutesy (Mates of State!) or precious (Matt & Kim!) — even with overly cutesy, precious song titles like “Nice Fox” and “Hello Darling.”

BONUS BIT! Check out the sweet video of their dog Jasmine covering Salt ’n Pepa — makes Keyboard Cat look like a serious pussy.

_PHOENIX STAFF

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