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Paris Street Rebels’ “Freakshow” is respite in the guise of a riot.

Retro punk rock with a pinch of modern meaning for good measure… It’s libertine listening for society’s anomalies.

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A terrible noise…

A clamor… A ruckus… A shriek in the night… You’re alive. You’re alright.

Runaway by choice.

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“Please, won’t you take me someplace real?”

“Freakshow” pushes well past punk and into rock’s realm. There’s a touch of Billy Talent, a bit of Billy Idol, a bunch of chords and massive melody in the hook to hook you good.

Voices erupt over harmonized guitar strings, outpouring. Drums jump and backstep under a weighty wall of sound. All this as individual licks on lead guitar vault above the fold in full color.

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Strings scrape at the verses, barely restrained, then explode in fuzzy chroma come each chorus. Ardent desire to fit in in a world of misfits makes “Freakshow” surprisingly poignant atop its power-packed rockin’ punch.

For the outliers among us “Freakshow” feels a lot like home. Energy, unfettered, and depth of meaning, un-muddled. Make time for this track and head off for the freakshow.

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