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Music: Silas Durocher and Everybody Knows

Creative Loafing. Sarasota FL. November 2008

We've heard of thesis statements, but it's rare that we actually hear, you know, a Thesis Statement. That's the title of the debut disc by New College alum Silas Durocher and his band Everybody Knows. Durocher's signature stew of classical, folk, funk and rock has the community throwing its proverbial panties on stage -- in an educated, urbane kind of way, of course. His sophisticated arrangements, tight jams and quirky pop sensibility -- often recalling Andrew Bird, Beirut and DeVotchKa -- court quite the fan base: Sarasota Orchestra maestro Leif Bjaland commissioned the singer-songwriter to compose a piece for premiere early next year.

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