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The Volunteers ONELINEDRAWING The Volunteers Jade Tree Credit Conor ''Bright Eyes'' Oberst and his Saddle Creek Records posse, among others, for the...The Volunteers ONELINEDRAWING The Volunteers Jade Tree Credit Conor ''Bright Eyes'' Oberst and his Saddle Creek Records posse, among others, for the...2004-03-19
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The Volunteers

Producer (group): Jade Tree; Status: In Season

ONELINEDRAWING The Volunteers Jade Tree

Credit Conor ”Bright Eyes” Oberst and his Saddle Creek Records posse, among others, for the reminder that punk-rock emotion can be expressed in ways other than howling over guitar noise. Onelinedrawing’s Jonah Matranga, ex-singer of the louder and more straightforward New End Original, knows that, and has made one of the most expansive ”punk” records in recent memory: hushed vocals, toy pianos, and weird drum-machine beats, alongside soaring (and often howling) rock. The man is one to watch. ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS! On the poignantly goofy ”Livin’ Small,” Matranga croons a dis of ”punk-rock pimps and hos” while savoring his non-fame.

Originally posted March 19 2004 — 12:00 AM EST

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