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The World Is Just a Shape to Fill the Night

Sacred Bones

Aug 10, 2011 Case Studies Bookmark and Share

With his previous project, The Dutchess & the Duke, Jesse Lortz cultivated a distinct indie version of Between the Buttons-era Rolling Stones. With Lortz’s new project, sans the Dutchess, the styling is more psychedelic folk. Songs range from “The Eagle, or the Serpent,” an early Dylan-esque strummer with enchanting background la-la-la vocals and light string accompaniment, to “California Ghost Story,” a haunting track slightly reminiscent of Nick Cave. (

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August 15th 2011

6 out of 10? fucking bullshit. 7 at the least and that’s pushing.