Lemuria

The Distance Is So Big (bridge nine)

The third LP from this Buffalo trio sounds like it was written at Java Blend in 1996. Ramshackle girl-boy vocal tradeoffs, quiet-loud dynamics and driving guitars are the key elements in this 13-track indie-pop gem, packed full of surprise touches, like breath lines, a choir, ping-pongy synth parts. The rallying cry “Paint the Youth” demonstrates why Lemuria has punk fans too: “Dip the wide brush/paint the youth” sings Sheena Ozzella, later picked up by Alex Kerns, until they’re trading off: “It’s never too late/it’s never too late/to be what you might have been.”

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