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'Misery' And The Old-Timey Futurism Of Odetta Hartman

The first single from Old Rockhounds Never Die is a brisk and unpredictable murder ballad that builds to a dizzying, rampaging climax.
Odetta Hartman's new album is titled Old Rockhounds Never Die. Source: Kate Warren

's songs have a way of spraying ideas in every direction. Sometimes, they don't even feel like songs so much as fragments, interludes

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