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They've done it again

Amazing, amazing stuff. 'We Used To Think' delivers all the beautiful-yet-sad sounds and beautiful-yet-sad lyrics that they've done so amazingly well before. A couple of the songs are a bit more uptempo than the discs that brought me to the band ("The Fitzgerald"), but overall, this is one you can just slip your headphones on and just drift away into...


Formed: 1994 in Portland, OR

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Playing brittle and evocative alt-country with lyrics that draw powerful and sometimes troubling portraits of life along the margins of the contemporary American West, Richmond Fontaine is the brainchild of singer, guitarist, and songwriter Willy Vlautin, who was born in Reno, Nevada. When Vlautin was in his early teens, his older brother moved to Los Angeles and became interested in the many roots-influenced bands in the city's punk rock scene. He began sending Willy tapes of bands such as the Blasters,...
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