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17 March 2004
Centro-Matic, Flashes and Cables EP (Misra)
Coming hot on the heels of their acclaimed full length, Love You Just the Same, Flashes and Cables is a brief, six-song journey into the psych-country territory presided over by Centro-Matic frontman Will Johnson. Using their home state of Texas' sunburned landscape as inspiration, Centro-Matic weave shambled tales of love and modern life. Featuring tracks left over from the Love You Just the Same sessions, as well as a remix of the excellent title track, the EP doesn't stop there. For all you computer savvy types, Centro-Matic has generously thrown in four additional music videos for your viewing pleasure. Fans of '90s alt-country such as Uncle Tupelo and Palace need to look no further than Flashes and Cables for an introduction to this excellent band. Centro-Matic fans need to stop reading and get their hands on this fast. Flashes and Cables is a great addition to Centro-Matic's already well-established catalogue.
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