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YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton post-punk band Clever Clever

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton post-punk band Clever Clever
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Clever Clever

City: Scranton

Genre(s): Punk rock, post-punk, indie rock, post-hardcore

Years active: 2014-present

Sounds like: While maintaining the voice and edge of punk rock, Clever Clever tread into indie rock territory with a grungy pop undertone while steadfastly refusing to conform to any of those genres, leaving some listeners inspired to grab the mic and sing along until they’re hoarse while others jam out in their room to the harsh sounds of love and loathing. Either way, this music will absorb the pain of whichever “you” you’re singing about.

For fans of: Hot Water Music, Against Me!, The Gaslight Anthem, Iggy and the Stooges, Circle Jerks, Nirvana, New York Dolls, OFF!, Heart Out, and Those Clever Foxes

Number of albums/EPs released: Two (one EP, “The EP,” in 2014 and one full-length album, “Love,” in 2015)

Latest album/EP:Love,” released Oct. 17, 2015

Fun fact: According to the band, the drummer’s snare drum is actually a floor tom that has been blessed to sound like a snare by a voodoo priest.

Online: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Bandcamp

Upcoming shows:

Aug. 6: The Keys (244 Penn Ave., Scranton) with Duffy’s Cut and Heart Out, 10 p.m.

Photo by Jennifer Blewitt Photography

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