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The Gunshy
Souls (Latest Flame)

By: Alex Steininger

The Gunshy's normal Nice Cave-meets-lo-fi indie-rock approach, dark, haunting acoustic music with plenty of emotion and intensity, comes full circle on their latest. Souls, an album that takes it up a notch, going beyond the lo-fi and including strings and horns, ensuring that the poignant pop in the songs isn't overshadowed by the intimacy. Though, as The Gunshy fans have grown to adore, the intimacy is still ever present. The result is a powerful, moving collection of lyrically-smart, somber, yet melodic songs that thrive under the added production values and instrumentation, but still feel as immediate and close as always. I'll give it a B.

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