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The Bewitched Hands, "Birds & Drums" (Look Mum No Hands)
This French psychedelic-pop sextet crams its songs so full of ideas that they sound like they could burst -- and they sometimes do. Tossing together `60s California-style vocal reveries, pithy surf-punk ditties, titanic anthems and progressive-rock mini-suites, the Bewitched Hands behave as though they were discovering all these ideas for the first time, imbuing them with a joy that destroys jadedness.
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