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Someone Sent Us This: Black Camaro, ‘B-Sides & C-Sides, Vol. 2’

Black Camaro

B-Sides & C-Sides, Vol. 2 (self-released)

“Having a large back catalog of unrecorded or unreleased material can really hold a band back,” Black Camaro guitarist/vocalist Brian Garth tells us. Hence the second B-Sides and C-Sides album by the local act, a 20-track odds-and-sods collection that marks the second BC full-length in seven months, and variety abounds. Songs like “Afternoon Man” and “Teenager Teenager” are cut from the usual hooky, feel-good, psych/power-pop cloth, but others — such as the live double-cut “Killamanjaro/G.You Ain’t Real” — see the band stretching out a little. There’s even a cover: former Vegas resident Jacob Smigel’s 2008 four-on-the-floor strummer “New Mexico.” No telling where Black Camaro’s whims will take us, as this pleasing collection proves. (