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The off-kilter Detroit rock band Turn To Crime is led by former Awesome Color frontman Derek Stanton, but the trio’s debut album Can’t Love is a far cry from the punk-informed blues-rock of Stanton’s former band. As evidenced by early previews including “Sunday’s Cool,” “Forgiveness,” and the title track, this is record-clerk pop-rock of the highest order — skuzzy, wobbly singer-songwriter ditties and krautrock jams indebted to Lou Reed, Jim O’Rourke, and a legion of wizened post-punks. Stream the whole thing at Spin.

Can’t Love is out 7/1 on Old Flame/Mugg & Bopp.

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  1. Love all this Detroit recognition lately

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