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The Ting Tings take a long trip to 'Nowheresville'
The Ting Tings take a long trip to 'Nowheresville'

The Ting Tings — the English dance-punk duo of Katie White and Jules de Martino that will play Rams Head Live on Saturday — found inspiration for its latest album, March's "Sounds from Nowheresville," from three Jewish New Yorkers rapping about Humpty Dumpty, "The Empire Strikes Back" and Patty Duke. The Beastie Boys' 1989 landmark album "Paul's Boutique" seems at first like an odd muse for the Ting Tings Its platinum-selling singles ("That's Not My Name," "Shut Up and Let Me Go") owe more to Toni Basil than hip-hop. But according to White, the group's lead singer and guitarist, it was the Beastie...

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