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April 13, 2009 The Detroit, Michigan-based group The High Strung may have recorded hundreds of tracks together before actually releasing an album, but Ode to the Inverse of the Dude marks their fourth official studio release. The three guys who make up The High Strung grew up together in Michigan and have been best friends since they were kids. Frontman Josh Malerman recalls that he first met Drummer Derek Berk in middle school health class when the two were assigned to construct an anti-drug poster for a group project.
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June 27, 2007 The High Strung's "Gravedigger" seems to condense the entirety of The Who's Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy into a single song. It shows both a rich appreciation for the finer points of The Who and a sharper streak of originality by capturing the band's weirdness.
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