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Shanghai 5
Under A Tent, Under The Full Moon
Trialteral Records

Shanghai 5 seems like a colorful gang. Their music is rich and varied and the country-ish opener "Your Drama" is a lovely song. The playful cover of the Cars "Just what I Needed" sees singer Amy Curnow sounding spiteful and sweet at once. "Dead Man in a Hotel Room" details a suicide in a cheerful musical setting. Curnow resembles Erin McKeown in her wide-eyed vocal and even whistles. The dreamy "Truckstop" proves again that the band can't be pigeonholed. They are fascinating whatever they do and they do it well.

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