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Lucy Dacus
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Hometown: Richmond, Virginia

Genre: Indie Rock

Why We're Excited: Lucy Dacus sounded like a fully formed artist when she first popped up on the national radar in 2016, but Historian still represents a massive leap forward. Take the six-and-a-half-minute breakup epic "Night Shift," which moves through several gripping phases en route to a knockout final couplet: "In five years, I hope the songs feel like covers / Dedicated to new lovers." It's barely March, but mark it down: Historian will make a lot of year-end Top 10 lists, both here and elsewhere.

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Historian
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Lucy Dacus
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Matador Records

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