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12War Of Attrition
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    War Of Attrition
    Album
    Get Olde Second Wind
    Artist
    Crying
    Label
    Run for Cover Records
    Released
    1969

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Songs We Love: Crying, 'War Of Attrition'

Songs We Love: Crying, 'War Of Attrition'

12War Of Attrition
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    War Of Attrition
    Album
    Get Olde Second Wind
    Artist
    Crying
    Label
    Run for Cover Records
    Released
    1969

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Crying, mostly not crying.

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When listening to Crying's "War Of Attrition," you might think: Which solo came first, the Game Boy or the guitar? With Ryan Galloway's outrageous, Thin Lizzy-esque power-pop hooks going note-for-note with his own series of ecstatic 8-bit blips — not to mention Nick Corbo's muscular drumming — the New York trio has already leaped past the charming chiptune pop-punk of last year's excellent Get Olde, collected now on a double EP with six new tracks. Dynamically miles away from her quiet solo project (Whatever, Dad), the soulful coo of Elaiza Santos nicely offsets Crying's penchant for playful excess.

Get Olde Second Wind comes out Nov. 18 on Run For Cover Records. Crying goes on tour with Modern Baseball starting in November.

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