Dodging Dues is a startlingly expansive record-"startling" in part because it's relatively
short (seven songs, all but one hovering around the four minute mark), but also because
it traverses so many moods and styles: languid and dreamy one moment, surging and
intense the next. Garcia Peoples (these days a six-person band) "hit their stride" a long time
ago, but here they seem to be hitting a dierent one, working themselves loose of inuences
(though this tree has roots: traces of Thin Lizzy, of more arcane bits of U.K. folk-prog, of vintage
Meat Puppets in some of the softer passages) while at the same time opening themselves up
to their own individual strangeness, becoming ever more singular and ever more free.