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Megafaun, Doug Paisley 

When: Thu., Oct. 6, 9 p.m. 2011
Price: $12
The new self-titled record from Megafaun—out on sumptuous double vinyl from Portland label Hometapes—is a charmer the whole way through. Atonal saxes and outré sound experiments butt up against oddball pop, and rootsy backwoods numbers like "Real Slow" steal the Workingman back from the Dead. There's an extended guitar jam with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon on the slightly motorik groove of "Get Right," and the lovely, wobbling voice of Frazey Ford graces the lavish chamber-gospel of "Everything." There are also gorgeous ballads like "Hope You Know" and "Kill the Horns" alongside indescribable weirdness. It's the most esoteric recording those hairy oddballs from North Carolina have done yet, and while comparisons to another band's self-titled double album are inevitable, it's evidence of Megafaun's pleasures that it doesn't suffer from it. NED LANNAMANN

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