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The ranch dressing of music blogs by Brady Gerber.

Tanlines on Bandcamp.

Rating: 3 out of 4.

One second in and I’m hooked with a glistening trio of keys, Nashville guitars (sure, why not Nashville), and a drummer who at least knows how to YouTube “how to have a soul and a soul patch while attempting a disco beat in 2024.” “Barefoot” only has one good idea but at least Tanlines has the good sense to not fudge up the groove. Do LA stores sell cowboy hats and boots anymore? Dance music for nerds who are too self-conscious to go to a line dance on their own. Maybe 2024 really is the year of pop stars confusing David Berman as a country star.

-Brady Gerber

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