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Look Mexico

If melodic, anthemic pop music is a crime, then these guys are guilty as charged. Hailing from Tallahassee, Florida, Look Mexico signed to Suburban Home Records last spring on the strength of its early releases. Like Sunny Day Real Estate without the dark side, Look Mexico resembles a pop-punk band that's suddenly realized that a whole world of emotional shadings awaits on the other side of four-chord punk. While a casual listen may inspire the modern emo tag, there are no bizarre screamo passages here. Instead, Look Mexico sounds a bit like early Death Cab for Cutie, but with more of an edge. Look Mexico clearly has more going on upstairs and in the heart than most of its maudlin, overwrought peers.

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.