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With “Hear Me Out,” The Harlequins make a simple plea

The Harlequins (Photo courtesy of the artist)

While plenty of bands in the garage-punk world are content to stick to the traditional song structure of verse-chorus repeat, Cincinnati’s The Harlequins mine psych for all it’s worth. For the band’s upcoming record, One With You, the band attempts to tear that classic framework down from the inside, pulling apart riffs until they barely resemble their component parts. The A.V. Club is premiering “Hear Me Out” today, which sees the trio build a hooky melody, only to gleefully run the song off the rails and dance atop the wreckage.

Pre-orders for One With You are available now through Dizzybird Records.


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