The Extra Lens - Undercard
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Based on 11 reviews
2010 Ratings: #255 / 875
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Based on 2 ratings
October 19, 2010 / Release Date
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Not only does Undercard not disappoint — there are more than a couple earworms here and there — but it’s brilliant and fresh from two musicians who aren’t exactly freshmen to the scene.


It sounds like a great novelist kicking out a book of short stories, just to shake out all the loose ideas he's had bouncing around in his head.


Not all of the compositions here reach their potential, but Bruno almost consistently nails his efforts to create the right mood for Darnielle’s storytelling.

Tiny Mix Tapes

No disrespect to the multitalented Franklin Bruno, who I hear tell is also a crackerjack music critic and philosophy professor, but Undercard tastes like diluted Darnielle.

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Track List

  1. Adultery
  2. Cruiserweights
  3. Only Existing Footage
  4. Communicating Doors
  5. Programmed Cell Death
  6. How I Left the Ministry
  7. Some Other Way
  8. Ambivalent Landscape Z
  9. In Germany Before the War
  10. Tug on the Line
  11. Rockin' Rockin' Twilight of the Gods
  12. Dogs of Clinic 17
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