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    Memphis rockers’ latest a raucous time

    Is it possible to infuse the twang of country music with the beats of punk rock? In Lucero’s case, they know how to mix the best of both worlds. The Memphis, Tenn., rockers blend their Southern roots with their passion for punk. Surprisingly, the combination works. Since 2001, Lucero has released seven full-length albums, each one just as diverse as the next. 1372 Overton Park is no exception. The upbeat, eclectic vibe that the album creates melds perfectly with today’s definition of rock ‘n’ roll.

    Front man Ben Nichols’ gruff voice mixes perfectly with the melodic tones 1372 Overton Park offers. Songs like “”Smoke”” and “”What Are You Willing to Lose”” are catchy in a makes-you-want-to-get-up-and-dance way. Complete with a horn section in select songs, the album covers a whole gamut of genres. Although the slower songs on the album are far more attention-grabbing, their upbeat jams are just as well rehearsed. 1372 Overton Park is chock-full of everything long-time listeners love about Lucero. First-time listeners will also find a love for the dirty rockers from the south. Their all-around gelled sound and raucous good time makes 1372 Overton Park an album for Lucero fans to remember.

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