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Live from Newport Folk: Trampled By Turtles

Paste has partnered with Sennheiser to bring you exclusive performances from the Paste Ruins at Newport Folk Festival. This week, we’ve got a clip from Trampled By Turtles. The Minnesota bluegrass quintet—which features Dave Simonett, Erik Berry, Dave Carroll, Tim Saxhaug and Ryan Young— just released their most recent album, Stars and Satellites, last April. Take a listen as the band plays one of the album’s standout tracks “Keys To Paradise” live at Newport below....
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Music: Review: Off With Their Heads: In Desolation

Nothing is more clichéd than accusing a punk band of sounding too slick. Sometimes, though, it’s a valid charge—especially if the band has built its entire appeal on unvarnished emotion and bloody-nosed immediacy. Off With Their Heads’ punk anthems have always felt like gut-punches, but on their Epitaph debut, In Desolation, there’s too much padding breaking the blows. Unlike From The Bottom, the Minneapolis band’s 2008 release, In Desolation is sanded-down, note-perfect, and cushioned by a barrier of perfectly sculpted distortion. That distance puts a damper on Ryan Young’s hoarse, crude confessionals: “The face ...
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