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“It isn’t easy to be Fancy Trash. It’s not supposed to be. The twang-rock band based here has chosen to take on two of rock’s most difficult challenges: performing as a trio and playing energetic, often edgy music on acoustic instruments… Most bands would wisely avoid this combination of hurdles. Fancy Trash embraces it. With its semicountrified, punk-influenced music that recalls Neil Young, Clem Snide, the Flaming Lips, and an assortment of ’90s alternarock bands (from Nirvana to early Radiohead), the group doesn’t simply pull off acoustic trio rock, it makes it seem natural. The band’s live sets drip with energy. Its songs turn on delicate guitar picking and furious strumming by turns.”