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Les Savy Fav, ‘Let’s Stay Friends’ (Frenchkiss)

Les Savy Fav’s legend — built on maniacal shows and the antics of singer Tim Harrington, who requires tactile audience interaction to get off — has only grown over six inactive years. The breakneck, invigorating Let’s Stay Friends almost captures the band’s sweaty, live weirdness on record, and it leaves enough breathing room for their wicked smarts to shimmy up through the hip-shaking indie punk. “Raging in the Plague Age” gives a Hold Steady hotfoot to Trail of Dead bombast, but it avoids the premeditation of both in favor of an unfakeable impetuous fervor.

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