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First Listen: Julie & The Wrong Guys, 'Julie & The Wrong Guys'

After a prolific solo career, Julie Doiron heads up a new band, whose sound blends summery sweetness with grit and gristle.

If you've gotten to know 's music through her many solo records, you might well view her as a scruffy chronicler of heartbreak and melancholy — the sort / For having to survive." But the New Brunswick singer-songwriter got her start amid heavier sounds, as she first made her name with the sweetly ragged, distortion-infused rock of the Sonic Youth-inspired band Eric's Trip.

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