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Issue #49 - February/March 2014 - PortlandiaThe Casket Girls

True Love Kills the Fairytale


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The sophomore full-length from The Casket Girls is the rare kind of second album that manages to maintain the charm and mystery of the debut while expanding and refining its sonic formula. True Love Kills the Fairytale delivers all the psych-out synths, ghostly drum machines, and hypnotic vocals of 2012’s Sleepwalking, but this time everything is brighter, sharper, and stranger. From the stomping opener “Same Side” to the massive closer “The Chase,” it’s packed with big, smart, sexy pop songs highlighted by the title track, “Ashes and Embers,” and the transcendent “Day to Day.” This is an exceptionally strong collection that underlines this project’s unique voice and establishes it as more than just a tantalizing tentacle of Black Moth Super Rainbow. (

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