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The Tigerlillies - 123456 EP

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The Tigerlillies list such bands as Cheap Trick and The Ramones as influences. But keep in mind how clueless teens wear Ramones t-shirts, ignorant to the context of their apparel choices. So just pointing to an iconic influence does not always a great band make. Worry not over The Tigerlillies, though, because this Cincinnati band more than lives up to their inspirations.

The group's numeric album title, which would likely make Sesame Street's The Count pinker and prouder than previous, ranges from the pretty longing expressed through "In The Dark," to a spot-on David Bowie tribute ("Bowie"), which was likely written and recorded before that icon's untimely death.

In contrast to some of their more rocking, punkish heroes, The Tigerlillies are a bit more on the gentle side of the sonic spectrum. These six songs are built upon driving electric guitar riffs, which powers the act's melodic pop.

Unquestionably, 123456 adds up to an irresistible rock & roll party.

The Tigerlillies - 123456 EP
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