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Lovely Songs From The Big Hold, Inspired By Bureaucracy

Millions lost their jobs to the pandemic and needed to file for unemployment benefits, but met busy lines – including a composer from Austin, who made an album to counteract the vibe.

No Stress (Instrumental) Tycho
ABQ The Marías
Hidden Worlds Teen Daze
Spirit of Radio Rush
Sonate Pacifique L'Impératrice
Grace, Too The Tragically Hip
Polymar E Kelpe

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Lovely Songs From The Big Hold, Inspired By Bureaucracy

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