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Lawn Chair Kings

It's pretty easy to get a feel for what the Lawn Chair Kings are all about from "Zombies," the opening cut on the Durango-based act's third release, Zombies Wake! While the band injects a fair amount of Midwest gritty rock à la the Replacements into the song's chorus, the verses have a bit more alt-country drawl. On the rest of the thirteen-track disc, the Kings clearly feel at home blending both worlds, sometimes favoring one over the other, as on the twangy "Getting' Pretty Good (at Feeling Pretty Bad Over You)," the cow-punky "Greasy Meal" and the country ballad "Smells Like Roses." Elsewhere, on "Local Dive" and "I Fell," they also show an affinity for the pop sensibilities of the Kinks.

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Jon Solomon writes about music and nightlife for Westword, where he's been the Clubs Editor since 2006.
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