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Cheers Elephant

Like Wind Blows Fire

(Self-released; US: 1 May 2012; UK: 8 May 2012)

This Philadelphia quartet arrives with an album that is pleasantly crafted, well written, and memorable. With a dash of British Invasion here, nods to contemporaries such as Real Estate and Girls there, and a general waft of high pop sensibilities, Cheers Elephant impresses most when its three part harmonies are shining and shimmering and when its sense of humor comes to the fore. Derek Krzywicki tackles most of the songwriting––and quite well, especially on “Leaves”, “Peoples”, and “Little Dog”. Jordan del Rosario’s “Falling Out” is equally impressive. Cheers Elephant should be a staple of radio and coffee shop conversations by the end of the decade. Watch out.

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Jedd Beaudoin is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. He holds an MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Wichita State University and hosts Strange Currency six nights week for Wichita Public Radio. His writing has appeared in No Depression and The Crab Orchard Review as well as at websites such as Ytsejam.com and Amazon.com.


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