dc’s “brightest young things” reviews the black cat show

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The Shrouded Strangers have no pedigree. They are part east cost (DC, PA, VA), part west coast (CA) and their shelf of influences blends that nomadic vibe: equal parts psychedelic, freak-folk, garage-trip, with plenty of sing-a-longs.  Some people say Gun Club, some say Link Wray.  The dropped a cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Run Run Run” toward the end of their set and I believe they played  Sonic Youth’s “Washing Machine” earlier on.

Their own catalogue is just as solid, from the over-tanned hum of “Featherbed” to the last-call shanty “Black Tie/White Atlas Shrugged”, to the endlessly strung out “(Don’t Look at The) Pink Lightning”.


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