Lexie Mountain Boys Sacred Vacation
- Words: Wyatt Williams
- Label: Carpark
- XLR8R Rating: 8/10
On paper, Sacred Vacation is just an acapella album, and The Lexie Mountain Boys are just five women from Baltimore singing in a church, occasionally stomping their feet or clapping their hands without any sort of instruments or effects. Paper belongs to the stale world of press releases and music magazines, though, and The Lexie Mountain Boys aren't having anything to do with that world on Sacred Vacation. Instead, these songs gently fuck with gender, skewering your favorite doo-wop song with surrealistic howls, and wordlessly disowning anything close to reality. The Boys nod in the direction of other vocal traditions (shape-note groups, radio-pop divas, B-more stutter tracks), but Sacred Vacation is a vision quest on their own mountain trail.
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