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In Wildhoney, songs trump sound every time

In Wildhoney, songs trump sound every time

On Wildhoney's debut album, "Sleep Through It" (Deranged Records/Forward! Records), melodies unfold from a 3-D swirl of guitars. It's the type of record meant to be played at top volume inside the Grand Canyon, where those overdriven guitars can reverberate into infinity. Call it "shoegaze" if you wish, but the members of Wildhoney aren't having it. Though the band shares some traits with the guitar-heavy movement in British music from the early '90s typified by My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive, the Baltimore quintet doesn't want to be reduced to a sound or a genre, no matter how glorified the foot pedals associated with it. For guitarist...

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