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 The Oswalds (1 Albums, 11 Tracks)

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LOCATION:Camden, NJ
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  • Mark Donato
  • Mark Lerner
  • Camden Joy
Reactivated after a 25-year recording hiatus, The Oswalds are acclaimed writer and songsmith Camden Joy (vocals, rhythm guitar) abetted by Hudson Valley music scene stalwarts Mark Donato (drums) and Mark Lerner (bass, multi-instruments). The fruit of this reunion is the 12-song cycle Hasta La Bye Bye, released last October. The songs are lyrically and musically adventurous vignettes of characters and consequences of the Mexican drug wars--on both sides of the border. Joy aptly describes the project as "a mongrel sound; narcorridos as garage rock." (Narcorridos is a drug outlaw-inspired subgenre of traditional romantic folk ballads from northern Mexico known as
norteno corrido.) Noisy, skittish, comic, and profoundly imaginative!

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