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Jangly guitars, loose harmonizing and a swaying tempo that feels like warm weather, “Time Served” by Great Lakes is everything good about the Elephant 6 Collective in 4 minutes. It’s just gorgeous and deceiving. The lyrics are a little darker than the melody, forcing you to re-examine the message if you’re interested in finding out the band’s motive.

If the rest of the record is like “Time Served,” it won’t just be a nostalgia trip from a band that’s been around for more than 20 years.

Great Lakes’ sixth record, Dreaming Too Close to the Edge, will be available April 6 on Loose Trucks. Dreaming Too Close to the Edge is a fantastic record title. Great album art too.

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