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Wednesday Is For (Pun) Lovers

Today's #WIFL selections feature a pair of post-genre bands with names that feature clever wordplay. First up we have Sad Baxter, the Nashville duo and Berklee alums who craft sardonically sludgy grunge pop. If "Shut Up and Kiss Me" and "Celebrity Skin" had a love-hate child who wandered the Appalachian Trail down to Tennessee, you might experience something not unlike their single "Baby". Their EP So Happy drops July 20 on Cold Lunch Recordings.



Next up we have DC's own Ménage À Garage, a punk pop trio crafting wordy, occasionally absurd, treatises on life in the nation's capital and across the universe. "Take It As It Comes", which not coincidentally was their Tiny Desk Contest entry this past year, is the leadoff single from their forthcoming EP More Human Than You. Jangly guitars and singsong vocals anoint this band as a spiritual successor of that Dischord post-punk sound, as well as the genre-defying rock of bands like the Weakerthans and Built to Spill.

Their EP comes out this Friday in conjunction with a record release show at Slash Run. Check out this exclusive premiere, and come say hi on Friday.

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