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in this digital age where gaining exposure is the often the deliberate result of some pre-manufactured sonic or visual gimmick and marketing strategy, it feels almost REVOLUTIONARY that longstanding AUSTIN-based INDIE ROCK power trio UME are renowned for writing and performing great songs. end stop.
UME is led by guitarist LAUREN LARSON and her songwriting feels very much in keeping with great ROCK N ROLL and FOLK-based songwriters before her like LIZ PHAIR, BILLY BRAGG, CHRISSIE HYNDE, ELVIS COSTELLO or even the recent AUSSIE upstart COURTNEY BARNETT. her songs are filled with PERSONAL lyrics and indelibly MEMORABLE choruses, which is all i can ask for as a listener.
definitely worth checking out.