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Philadelphia's Lefty's Deceiver take their name from a fishing lure. That should answer a bunch of questions right there. Over the course of several years the band has released two full-length compact discs. The first, "45:00," was released on their own Plot Twist label. The second full-length, "Conversations on Favored Nations" came out in February 2001 through Indiana's Happy Couples Never Last.

To mark the end of an era [the departure of LD bassist Ed Hogarty to his other band The Bigger Lovers], Lefty's Deceiver recorded a six-song mini-album for My Pal God entitled "Process Junior." This record was released on November 12th, 2001. On May 5th, 2003 Lefty's Deceiver released their third album, "Cheats" [mpg056].

"Cheats" is a nine-song full-length aimed at satisfying the band's incumbent following while reaffirming that the much larger institution of "power trio" is alive and well. The record marks a definitive progression in LD's songwriting. With their latest addition, bass player Kristine Muller, Mike Kennedy finds an ample foundation upon which to build his beats which are equal parts ass-shaking and punishing. In so many ways the band has realigned, minimizing the guitar work and focusing on grooves so deep you'd best strap on your hip waders. Combining these rhythms with the strength of Williams's vocal performances, "Cheats" is equal parts quietly introspective and carelessly ebullient. LD has sculpted the songs' frameworks forcing arrangements emphasizing structure and maximizing visceral energy.

Says Basement Life: "Combining aspects of the DC post-hardcore sound-screaming, trebly guitars and heavy yet intricate drumming-with respectable pop sensibilities and singer/guitarist Andy Williams' soothing vocal melodies, the Philadelphia-based as hook-filled as material by Death Cab for Cutie and as consistently complex as the recent work of Q And Not U."

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"Cheats" Cd
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"A Sense of Where We Are" Cd
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"Process Junior" Cd
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