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Music Review: 'Store in a Cool Place'

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Store in a Cool Place

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Flying Nun
genre:
Rock

We gave it an A

The New Zealanders Able Tasmans wear their influences on their down-under sleeves; their fourth album (and first in the U.S.) Store in a Cool Place blends British folk melodies, garage-band riffs, and Jefferson Airplane-style male-female harmonies. (Even their wistful love songs have American pop-culture titles like ”Mary Tyler Moore.”) What could have been derivative is, instead, a glorious sonic whirlwind — one of the most bewitching rock albums of the year. And talk about wistful: The Tasmans disbanded shortly after releasing it. A