Music: Cash Flagg

Indie Rock quartet Cash Flagg unveils its new CD, a self-titled five-track EP, with a release show Saturday at Northside Tavern. The free show also features D-Dub and The Jellyhearts. Featuring Shawn Bracken, former singer/guitarist for Roots Rock faves

Indie Rock quartet Cash Flagg unveils its new CD, a self-titled five-track EP, with a release show Saturday at Northside Tavern. The free show also features D-Dub and The Jellyhearts.

Featuring Shawn Bracken, former singer/guitarist for Roots Rock faves The Stapletons, as well as former members of The Whoos, Cash Flagg dives into the Indie Rock aesthetic of the mid-to-late '90s. The songs are pretty stripped-down and straightforward, with the exception of Brendan Bogosian's wiry, imaginative guitar lines. But the rawness works well on tracks like "Like a Ghost," as Bracken's airy rasp gives way to a shout straight off a 1997 Sub Pop singles. Closer "Black Lines = White Lines," with its call-and-response vocals, strutting rhythm and soaring chorus, stands as the album's best track, possessing soem of the unpredictability missing from other tracks.

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