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March 11, 2009 The Los Angeles indie-rock collective mixes classic rock 'n' roll and '70s country, in the process attracting the attention of Neil Young's Vapor Records. Ghost Notes, the band's debut, combines bright pop tunes and songs with a darker, more progressive edge.
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January 16, 2009 "Trees," a beguiling love song by the indie-rock band Everest, plays out like a John Hughes film in a parallel universe: Boy meets girl at party; sparks fly; boy goes home alone with his thoughts, only to wake up to the trees calling out his sweetheart's name. This time, however, the hold-up to the happy ending isn't James Spader, but the arrival of actual maturity.
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