The Wave Pictures’ lament on the fate of the artist

The Wave Pictures sounds like they belong on the soundtrack to “High Fidelity.” They have that anachronistic tenderness last seen in late ’60s folk songs or ’80s UK new romantic bands like The Smiths and The Waterboys. The proof? They mix strummed acoustic guitars, fiddles, pop saxophones, Beatles-esque backup vocals and melodies that borrow from folk songs.

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