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Lonesome Onry and Mean: Macon Greyson Pushes Strings, Strings Push Back

Macon Greyson, the Dallas band our sister paper up north loved to ignore until it landed a song in The Wrestler, has just emerged from the studio with a four-song EP titled This Machine Kills Hypocrisy. Unlike last year's Twentieth Century Accidents, the new tracks are a return to working with producer Eric Herbst and sound, well, exactly like Macon Greyson live: a solid, pounding rhythm section, smoking Southern-rock guitar licks and Buddy Huffman's smartest-guy-in-the-room lyrics.

Huffman is one of our most pungent observers of the current milieu, and he absolutely nails the feelings of ennui and futility that accompany urban life today in tracks like

"Pushing Strings"

"Pushing Strings"

:

"Club think, don't think "I think I'm turning down that one more drink

"Caught five before the body dropped

"You either got to be or your gonna get got

"You're never gonna be somebody else

[jump] It gets even deeper on

"Villains Kill Heroes"

"Villains Kill Heroes"

:

"The pumpkins sit at the bar

"Small talk about their future something-in-laws

"A bro hug and a smile, hoping he can pay for it all

"Where the 30-somethings go to die, they go to die

"If we're not careful, we'll end up where we're going

"Where villains kill heroes with commas and zeros

Still easily LOM's favorite rockers from Dallas. Check out the rest of Macon Greyson's new tracks at their MySpace site.

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