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Munson-Hicks Party Supplies: Munson-Hicks Party Supplies [Soft Launch, 2020]
This sufficiently tuneful, extremely literary Twin Cities alt-rock combo not only got lost "on the road from Judy Blume to Michel Foucault" but lost their very asses "on the road to Damascus," which may be why they need a new intake manifold and may not. Hicks chokes up when he spots that intern he fell for in the spring of '02. Munson will forgive George Sanger for ridiculing his walker when the pennies are on the s.o.b.'s eyes. They still have their landline and the number ain't changed. But they don't have it in them to tell us exactly what befell them at the demo--something about the glare off the riot shields. A-