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Archie Powell & The Exports

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Has bemused cynicism and ennui ever been so fun? Archie Powell & the Exports have made a career of grafting prismatic power pop and sardonic, dark looks at the world outside into guileless songs with hooks galore. Archie Powell makes it look simple; he is incapable of writing an un-danceable tune, whether he turns a jaundiced eye on the culture of self-medication or whipping up a 3 minute heist story. Great Ideas in Action (out May 1, 2012) is the band’s third release of deceptively sophisticated songs. Blink and its killer catchy rock, blink twice and its social commentary that is sad, biting, funny but ultimately incredibly honest. Powell’s writing could easily come from someone twice his age but it never feels studied – his humanity just shines through and demolishes any doubts about where he stands.


Top Songs

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  1. Mattson Is A Flake  -  4,360 plays
  2. Only So Much You Can Do  -  3,431 plays
  3. Crazy Pills  -  3,659 plays
  4. Metronome  -  3,124 plays
  5. You Might Be Cruel (Or I Might Be Dumb)  -  1,790 plays
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