By Michael Endelman
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:43 AM EDT
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Heron King Blues

B+
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  • Music

The blues aren’t dead; they’ve just undergone some mutations. Like fellow roots radical Tom Waits, Califone update the genre with arty concepts and ragged punk-rock grit. Their shambling songs — a collision of junkyard percussion, collaged lyrics, and creaky slide guitars — stick with you like a spectral fever dream.

Heron King Blues

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  • Music

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