The Austin 100: Casper Skulls For fans of The Cranberries, The Goo Goo Dolls and '90s movies soundtracks.
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The Austin 100: Casper Skulls

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Casper Skulls
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Hometown: Toronto, Canada

Genre: Indie-Pop

Why We're Excited: As with Stars, another Canadian band in which a man and a woman share lead vocals as a means of exploring relationship dynamics, Casper Skulls' music is animated and invigorated by a shared spotlight. In "Lingua Franca," Melanie St. Pierre takes over for a barnstorming single in which her powerful voice alternately quavers and soars.

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