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The Band of Heathens
(Biography by Mark Deming)
Austin, Texas roots rockers the Band of Heathens play music that filters contemporary singer/songwriter and alt-country flavors through the guiding influence of dusty 1970s soft rock. Founded by three songwriters, the group specialize in tales with a distinct Southern flavor and characters with a taste for misadventure, buoyed by tasteful arrangements and harmonies. 2008's The Band of Heathens was their first studio album after a pair of live discs, 2013's Sunday Morning Record saw them reworking their sound after some major personnel shakeups, and 2020's Stranger was a thoughtful LP reflecting a time of American upheaval.
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