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THE MONTGOMERYS Naked Ear Records Walkie Talkie 13-song CD

Simply, indie pop rock at its best. The band, fronted by the “Bad Boy of Boston Bubblegum,” Peter Montgomery, and featuring Black Fortress of Opium guitarist Tony Savarino, among others, has put forth a solid, heartfelt effort. As their one-sheet states, the new record “deals with the breakdown of modern communications. Although we are more wired, wireless, tweeted, Facebooked and networked than ever before, we still can’t communicate about what’s truly important in life.” The disc itself, although it isn’t anything ground-breaking per se, is indeed a pleasure to listen to. The lyricism is honest, the melodies engaging, and tracks such as “Hope You Get a Lot,” “Caitlin” and “Pretender” are especially single-worthy. Walkie Talkie also offers versions of Neil Young’s “Don’t Let It Bring You Down” and the Who’s “My Wife.” One word: enjoyable. (Julia R. DeStefano)

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