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“These locals tip the scales at around 30 members, culled from the lineups of other Chicago groups, but you can’t blame that on the Polyphonic Sufjan mega-band trendâ€”they’re a bona fide glee club. Their sound is so wobbly, so amateur and informal, that calling them a choir would be a bit grandiose, and they plunge into the songs they’ve chosenâ€”mostly punk and indie-rock standardsâ€”with a reckless enthusiasm for which glee is really the only proper synonym. They ooh and aah and bomp-bomp-baah their way through Fugazi’s “Waiting Room” and the Clash’s “Spanish Bombs,” bringing out the songs’ latent whimsyâ€”plus you can finally understand all the words. Performances are entirely a cappella, save for some sparse drumming or tambourine shakingâ€”they even sing the riffs and solos.” by Jessica Hopper, Chicago Reader
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