Whatever happened to me making you happy? is such a sad lyric for a bright song named "Casper the Friendly the Ghost." Get used to Harlem's uneven abutting. Averaging under three minutes a piece, the 16 songs on Harlem's Matador Records debut Hippies are rough and tumble Texas lullabies, breakup songs, love songs, you suck songs, I suck songs. They are pop songs, led with simple guitars, hell simple everything, but mostly simple, hummable melodies, Harlem the Francis Scott Key of keen garage punk.
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