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Andrew Cedermark, Tia Madre


Let’s get this out of the way: Andrew Cedermark used to play guitar in Titus Andronicus. But don’t worry, Athens: there will be no racially charged controversy emanating from the songwriter’s show at 399 Meigs this Thursday. (At least, I don’t think there will.) Cedermark’s surprisingly great new album, Home Life, is a tipsy-sounding recording full of ecstasy and warmth. Its eruptive guitars and ambling pace, paired with Cedermark’s mumbly, ambivalent lyricism, create a perfect bummer-summer soundtrack. And, in case you forgot, Dead Confederate guitarist Walker Howle is still quietly plugging away at his Tia Madre project, whose output, like Cedermark’s, is unhurried and evocative. Lushes take note: like all shows at Normaltown Hall, this one is BYOB.