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The Dexateens 

10 p.m. Saturday, December 5. Antarctica, 5226 Gravois Avenue.

The easygoing strum of the Dexateens' latest album, Singlewide, is quite a departure from the raucous, punk-tinged Southern rock that the band churned out early in its career. But the group's metamorphosis has actually been a slow process, albeit one anchored by the songwriting collaboration between Elliott McPherson and John Smith. The pair's songs have evolved and blossomed over the years from amp-rattling alt-country romps (2005's Red Dust Rising) into lazier, acoustic-back-porch-afternoon ditties (the Patterson Hood-produced Hardwire Healing). But McPherson and Smith trade licks and blend vocals more seamlessly than ever on Singlewide, while the warm, almost lo-fi, production vibe fits these songs' simple sentiments.

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