Don’t Believe In Ghosts’ New Album Will Make Believers Of Audiences

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Independent pop rock band Don’t Believe in Ghosts has been building excitement for its new album Solutions quite a bit since last year.  Things started in a slow boil a little more than a year ago.  Now Friday, things will reach a peak when the band releases that record through Imagen Records/ADA Warner.  The 10-song record has already produced four strong singles in the form of ‘Still Holding On,’ ‘Living Like This,’ ‘The Chase’ and ‘Don’t Wake Me Up.  While those songs are positive additions to the record, they are just some of its high points.  ‘Take You to the Wild,’ another of the album’s featured songs, shows what makes this album appealing.  It will be discussed shortly. ‘Grown Up,’ which comes late in the album’s run, is another strong point in its presentation.  It will be discussed a little later.  ‘Still Holding One,’ one of the noted singles, is among the most notable of that group and one more example of what makes the album worth hearing.  All three songs noted are key in their own way to the whole of the album.  When they are considered along with the album’s other noted singles and the rest of its entries, the whole makes Solutions a mostly enjoyable addition to this year’s field of new pop rock records.

Don’t Believe in Ghosts’ forthcoming debut album, Solutions, is a positive new offering from the up-and-coming independent pop rock outfit.  That is proven through its musical and lyrical content collectively.  The singles that the album has already produced serve well to support the noted statements.  They are only a portion of what makes the album worth hearing.  ‘Take You to the Wild’ is another way in which the album shows its strength.  The song’s musical arrangement is in part to thank.  The steady push from the drums and melodies from the keyboard works with the song’s vocals and subtle guitars to give the song a sound and stylistic approach that is comparable to works from Modest Mouse.  One could even argue that the arrangement boasts a sound and stylistic approach that is similar to that of so much pop rock from the late 80s and early 90s.  That is hardly to say it is anything bad. Rather, there is something uniquely infectious in the overall approach and sound here.  It is just part of what makes the song stand out.  The song’s uplifting lyrical content adds to that appeal

The lyrical theme featured in ‘Take You to the Wild’ comes across as being rather celebratory.  It seems here that the song’s subject wants to just take another and make that second person so happy.  This is inferred from the song’s outset as front man Stephen Nathan sings, “A beautiful place/With no decisions/Close your eyes/Remember   the taste of your words…/Have a little/Indecision/Have a little/Before we cry/I want to take you to the wild/Like that…Just like that/Want to run around the world…”  Some of the lyrics are difficult to decipher sans lyrics to reference, but enough can be comprehended that the subject’s excitement and happiness is obvious.  This is someone who is head over heels for someone, or so it would seem.  The inference continues in the song’s second verse as Nathan sings, “Tell me the strangest thing you ever heard/Don’t change a word/We’ll run full on into the cold night/I’ll meet you there.”  From there Nathan and company repeat the chorus.  In the case, the song’s subject just wants to get to know that other person on a deeper, but fun level.  He is trying to make that connection with the other person.  The positive mindset here is echoed well through the equally positive mood in the song’s musical arrangement.  The two items together make it a wonder that this song was not chosen as a single for Solutions.  That aside, it is just one example of what makes the album worth hearing.  ‘Grown Up,’ which comes later in the album’s run, is another example of what makes the album appealing.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Grown Up’ is varies from that of ‘Take You to the Wild’ in terms of it sound and stylistic approach.  Despite that, it still exhibits a clear pop rock style approach.  The arrangement in this song makes it an easy fit for any Top 40 Pop radio programmer’s play list.  That is exhibited through the melodies in the keyboard -heavy composition.  The vocal harmonies and electronics that accompany the keyboards and equally heavy presence of the drums adds to that sense even more.  The whole makes the arrangement overall comparable to music from Imagine Dragons and Twenty-One Pilots.  At the same time, it still presents its own unique identity separate from works from those bands.

The lyrical theme presented in ‘Grown Up’ works well with its musical counterpart to make the song even more interesting.  As the song’s title infers, this song is about making the most of life, not letting the little things control us.  This is inferred right from the song’s opening as Nathan sings about wanting “to take a chance and feel alive” and “deleting a friend,” not giving “a f***.”  He sings in the song’s chorus “Let the sunshine through/You can’t keep it from me.”  This is a full-on optimistic look at life and will certainly resonate with listeners.  Keeping all of this in mind, this song proves in its own way what makes Solutions worth hearing.  Together with ‘Take You to the Wild,’ the album shows that much more why audiences will appreciate its presentation.  They are only a portion of what makes the album worth hearing.  ‘Still Holding On’ which is one of the noted singles from this record, is one more example of what makes Solutions stand out in this year’s field of new pop rock records.

‘Still Holding On’ presents a musical arrangement that will appeal to fans of Fitz and   the Tantrums.  As with the arrangement featured in ‘Take You to the Wild’ the keyboard-driven arrangement here is very poppy with a clear tinge of the pop sound from the late 80s and early 90s.  That influence pairs with a modern pop influence to make the arrangement in whole unique in its own right.  It makes for an interesting juxtaposition to  the song’s lyrical theme, which according to Nathan, is “about the changes and challenges in our lives and how we must still find a purpose and keep going.”

Nathan singing right from the song’s outset about looking back at life while also looking forward, that quote makes even more sense.  That and so much more in this song is certain to connect with listeners in its own fashion.  The overall positive message here pairs with the song’s musical arrangement to make even clearer why it is another of the album’s most notable works.  When the song in whole is considered along with the other songs discussed here and the rest of the album’s songs, no doubt is left that Solutions is a strong first outing for Don’t Believe in Ghosts.

Don’t Believe in Ghosts’ debut album, Solutions, is a strong start for the band.  That is proven through each of the songs examined here.  The songs’ musical arrangements are catchy works that fit well from one to the next on any Top 40 pop radio station’s play list.  The lyrical themes that accompany the songs are just as accessible as the songs’ musical arrangements.  Keeping this in mind, that collective content makes the album in whole a work that will lead any pop and pop rock fan believe in this group and its new album.  Solutions is scheduled for release Friday through Imagen Records/ADA Warner.

More information on Don’t Believe In Ghosts’ new album is available online along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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Fitz And The Tantrums Performing Live Overnight Tonight On TV

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Courtsey: New Elektra

Fitz and the Tantrums will be live on TV overnight tonight.

The group will perform live on The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS. It is set to perform its megahit ‘Handclap’ from its self-titled 2016 album. The song was the album’s lead single.

The performance is a continuation of the group’s 2016 “Come Get Your Love Fall Tour.”  The next date on the group’s tour is a performance at the Pot Of Gold Music Festival in Chandler, AZ on March 18.

The Late Late Show with James Corden airs at 12:37 a.m. ET/11:37 CT.

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Fitz And The Tantrums Unveil ‘Roll Up’ Video

Fitz and the Tantrums released its latest video this week.

The band unveiled the video for its new single ‘Roll Up’ just in time for Halloween.  The animated video puts the group’s members as animated characters in a night club setting.  The video presents the group’s members in a way that would make them fit in perfectly with the creatures of the night in that setting, too.  It can be viewed online now here.

 

Courtesy: Elektra Records

Courtesy: Elektra Records

 

Along with its new video, the band is also currently touring in support of its new self-titled recording, its third full-length studio recording.  Audiences can keep up with the band’s tour schedule online now here.

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Fitz And The Tantrums To Perform Live Tonight On ‘AGT’

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Courtsey: New Elektra

Fitz and the Tantrums will be live across the country tonight.

The group will perform live tonight on NBC’s hit competition show America’s Got Talent. It will perform its current hit single ‘Handclap’ with dance group iLuminate tonight during this week’s results show. Broadcast of the results show begins tonight at 8/7 central on NBC.
Tonight’s performance is part of the group’s live schedule in support of its new self-titled album, which was released earlier this summer. The group’s “2016 Get Right Back Tour” takes the band to Sacramento, California on Thursday, August 18th, Portland, Oregon on Friday, August 19th, and Seattle, Washington on Saturday, August 20th. Audiences can see the band’s entire tour schedule and keep up with all of its latest news online at:

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Fitz And The Tantrums Offers Up Another Impressive Effort In Its Latest LP

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Courtsey: New Elektra

Early this summer Fitz and The Tantrums released its latest full-length studio recording.  The eleven-song self-titled record is the group’s third full-length offering.  It is a good record in its own right, too.  That is due in part to its catchy musical arrangements.  Its lyrical content plays just as much of a part in its presentation as its musical arrangements.  Both elements combine throughout the course of the album’s thirty-six minute run time.  All in all both elements make Fitz and The Tantrums’ new self-titled album another good effort from the famed pop group.

Fitz and The Tantrums’ new self-titled album is another good effort from the famed pop group.  That is due in no small part to the record’s musical arrangements and its lyrical content.  The group wastes no time making this clear, climbing into listeners’ brains with the infectious grooves of the album’s opener/lead single ‘Hand Clap.’  The up-tempo, keyboard-driven composition is a solid start to the record.  It doesn’t let up at any point in the song’s three-minute-plus run time either.  When one considers the song’s lyrical content, that arrangement becomes even more than just an arrangement.  It becomes a good fit for the song because its energy tends to match the song’s lyrical content.  Speaking of that content the song’s lyrical content is just as interesting as its musical content.  Front man Michael Fitzpatrick sings in the song’s lead verse, “Somebody save your soul/Cause you been sinnin’/In this city/I know/Too many troubles/All these lovers/Got you losing control/You’re like a drug to me/A luxury/My sugar and gold/I want the good life/Every good night/You’re a hard one to hold/Cause you don’t even know.”  The song gets even more interesting later on as Fitzpatrick sings, “Every night when the stars come out/Am I the only living soul around/Need to believe you could hold me down/Cause’ I’m in need of something good right now/We could be screamin’ til the sun comes out/And when we wake we’d be the only sound/I get on my knees and say a prayer/James Brown/That I can make your hands clap.”  The ton doesn’t change much if at all through the remainder of the song.  The subject being addressed is quite the intoxicating and troublesome figure.  Yet interestingly enough the one addressing the song’s subject can’t stop thinking about that person.  That would account for the constant up-tempo energy exhibited in the song’s musical arrangement.  What’s really interesting about this is that considering the song’s lyrical content, the noted musical arrangement wouldn’t seem fitting.  So many songs that are akin to this one (lyrically speaking) are generally more emotional.  Yet in the case of this song it is anything but.  Keeping that in mind, it is an interesting take on a familiar subject.  It is just one of the album’s more interesting additions, too.  ‘Roll Up,’ the album’s fourth song is another key example of what makes Fitz and The Tantrums another good effort from Fitz and The Tantrums.

‘Hand Clap’ is a good example of what makes Fitz and The Tantrums’ new self-titled album another good effort from the Los Angeles-based pop group.  That is due to the combination of the song’s musical arrangement and its lyrical content.  It is just one of the songs that can b cited in examining what makes this record worth hearing.  ‘Roll Up’ is another song that exemplifies what makes FATT another good record from its namesake.  The song’s modern musical arrangement instantly makes it a radio ready tune.  It sounds and feels like something that one might expect from Michael Franti and Spearhead and other similar acts.  That is just one aspect of what makes this song stand out.  Its lyrical content helps it stand out just as much as its musical content.  It comes across as addressing a figure that is the total opposite of the one addressed in the album’s opener.  As Fitzpatrick sings of this person, “Can I get a witness/In the darkness/Ain’t no love at all to be found/Feelin’ like a freight train/Tryin’ to break chains/Everybody needs somebody/No doubt.”  He goes on from here to address a figure that one would assume is a woman.  She is a woman who breaks those chains and makes the song’s subject get over those negative feelings.  The juxtaposition of the song’s second verse to that same chorus drives home the sentiment shared in the song’s lead verse.  That is noted as Fitzpatrick sings, “Can I get an amen/When the night ends/there’s no winner when you’re walkin’ alone/Slidin’ down the last street/As the day creeps/What you doin’/When nobody at home.”  The positive message presented in the song’s final chorus drives home the message that the song’s speaker is sending to the unnamed woman even more.  The song’s subject sings here, “Shake and strut/Touch and pump/Hand in hand/For one last touch.”  He is expressing the joy brought by having that one last dance, that one last time with the woman.  It serves quite well to drive home the feeling felt by the song’s subject.  This is someone that just wants to be with the woman whom he is addressing.  The song’s chorus makes that even clearer, too.  All things considered, the positive energy exhibited in the song’s musical arrangement and the positive vibes presented in its lyrical content combine to show in whole why this song is another of the record’s key compositions.  It is not the last example of what makes the album in whole worth hearing either.  The album’s closer shows just as much what makes this record another welcome effort from Fitz and The Tantrums.

‘Hand Clap’ and ‘Roll Up’ are both key examples of what makes FATT another good effort from Fitz and The Tantrums.  That is evident both in the songs’ musical arrangements and their lyrical content.  While both songs show to be good examples in their own right of what makes this new record another good effort from Fitz and the Tantrums, they aren’t the album’s only standout songs.  The album’s closer ‘A Place For Us’ is another key example of what makes this record worth hearing.  The hip-hop/pop hybrid sound at the base of the song’s musical arrangement plays a big part in this.  In and of itself that sound is just one part of what makes the song stand out.  Its lyrical content is just as important to note here as its musical arrangement.  That is because it isn’t another one of those compositions for couples.  Rather it is a socially charged statement from the group.  This is clear as Fitzpatrick sings, “For all you broken renegades/Crash into your barricades/The future ain’t no guarantee/We’re all just floatin’ out at sea/Cause we’re marchin’ to the beat out in the open air/And we’re all just broken pieces/trying to fit somewhere/We wander round in circles and we talk in squares/But as long as we’re together w can go anywhere.”  If there was any doubt left in listeners’ minds as to the song’s subject here, the song’s closing verse (and the verses in-between) will eliminate that doubt entirely.  The same can be said of the song’s chorus in which the group’s members sing together, “Yeah there’s a place for us/Yeah there’s a place for us/Where only we can go/Where only we can go/So break down the door/Knock out the lights/We’re gonna be just fine/There’s a place for us/There’s a place for us.”  It is a message of self-confidence to listeners.  It is Fitzpatrick and company telling those “broken renegades” (outcasts) that there is a place for everybody and not to get down in life.  At least that is this critic’s take on the song.  It is a good way for the group to go out in its latest album and one more key example of what makes FATT such a welcome new offering from Fitz and The Tantrums.  Of course it is still not the last song that could be cited in making this statement either.  Any of the eight remaining songs not noted here could just as easily be cited in explaining what makes this record another good effort from Fitz and the Tantrums.  Keeping all of this in mind, the record in whole proves to be a record that fans new and old alike will appreciate in the end.

Fitz and The Tantrums’ new self-titled album is a good new effort from the Los-Angeles, CA-based pop outfit.  From its infectious opener about a woman apparently with a lot of baggage to its more upbeat song about a man crazy for a much better woman right to the social commentary in its closer there is plenty for audiences to appreciate here.  That includes the songs that were not noted here.  Whether for those songs, the ones that were noted or the whole package, Fitz and The Tantrums proves in whole to be a good new effort that fans new and old alike will appreciate.  It is available now in stores and online as well as at each of the shows on the group’s current live schedule.  More information on that tour is available online now along with more information on Fitz and The Tantrums and the band’s latest news at:

 

 

 

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Fitz And The Tantrums Performs Live On ABC’s GMA

Fitz and the Tantrums performed live this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America.  The performance is part of the band’s live schedule in support of its new self-titled record, which was released earlier this month via Elektra Records.  Those that were not near a TV during the band’s performance can see it now here.

 

Courtesy:  ABC/Disney/BBGun Press

Courtesy: ABC/Disney/BBGun Press

 

The band is currently touring in support of its new album and will be in Clifton, Park, NY this Thursday, June 23rd.  The group’s current tour schedule also includes a performance in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 9th at The Fillmore.  Tickets for that and each of the group’s performances can be purchased online here.  More information on the group’s tour is available online now along with the group’s latest news and more at:

 

 

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Fitz And The Tantrums Performing New Single Live On The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Courtesy:  Elektra Records

Courtesy: Elektra Records

Fitz and The Tantrums will release its new album this summer.  In anticipation of the album’s release, the group is performing the album’s lead single ‘Handclap’ live on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today.

Fitz and the Tantrums is scheduled to perform its new song ‘Handclap’ today live on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.  Audiences should check their local listings for the show’s air time in their market.  The song is the lead single from the group’s upcoming self-titled album.  That record is currently scheduled to be released Friday, June 10th in stores and online via Elektra Records.  ‘Handclap’ is already making waves for Fitz and the Tantrums.  It has been the #1 Most Added for two consecutive weeks on alternative radio stations nationwide.  It is also #15 * on the Mediabase Alternative chart and has reached the Top 5 of Spotify’s U.S. Viral Chart with more than 1.75 million streams.  Audiences can stream ‘Handclap’ online now via Soundcloud now.  The song’s lyric video is also streaming online via the group’s official YouTube channel.  It should be noted that anyone prone to seizures should use extreme caution in watching the video.

 

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Fans that pre-order Fitz and the Tantrums now will receive ‘Handclap’ free.  It can be pre-ordered in a number of bundle packages via the group’s official online store.

Along with the group’s performance today on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the group has announced that it will hit the road in support of its upcoming album beginning this Saturday, April 16th in Texas.  The summer tour currently runs through August 31st and includes a performance in Greensboro, NC on Wednesday, June 15th.  The group’s current tour schedule is noted below.  Tickets can be purchased online now here.

 

FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS – UPCOMING TOUR DATES
April
16 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – 35th Annual Buzzfest
30 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Sunfest
June
3 – Santa Barbara, CA @ KJEE Summer Round Up
4 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre – Live 105 BFD 2016
11 – Brooklyn, MI @ Michigan International Speedway – Keloorah Festival
13 – Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center – 96x Fest
14 – Richmond, VA @ The National
15 – Greensboro, NC @ Cone Denim Arts Center
17 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
18 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
19 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
21 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
23 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
24 – Rochester, NY @ Rochester International Jazz Festival
25 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
28 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird Nightclub
29 – Milwaukee, MI @ Summerfest
July
14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
15 – Columbus, OH @ PromoWest Festival
16 – Kansas City, KS @ Sporting Park Stadium – KRBZ’s Annual Beach Buzz Ball
17 – North Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Music & Arts Festival
19 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theater
20 – Little Rock, AR @ Metroplex
22 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
23 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
24 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
26 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
27 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
 
August
18 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
19 – Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
20 – Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Park
22 – Eugene, OR @ Britt Pavilion
23 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
24 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
26 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
27 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
28 – Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewery
30 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

31 – Jackson, WY @ Pink Garter Theatre

 

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Fitz And The Tantrums Kick Off ESPN Networks’ US Open Coverage

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Courtesy: Elektra Records

Fitz and the Tantrums will be live at the U.S. Open next Monday, August 25th.

The hit pop group will kick off the ESPN networks’ coverage of the U.S. Open Monday night with a special live performance as part of the annual tournament’s opening festivities. The group is scheduled to perform at 7:45pm ET on ESPN2. The group has posted a video to YouTube to tease its upcoming live performance. It can be viewed online now here.

More information on this and every upcoming live performances by Fitz and The Tantrums can be viewed along with all of the latest news from the group online now at http://www.facebook.com/fitzandthetantrums and http://fitzandthetantrums.com. More Than Just a Dream, the group’s latest full length release, is available now in stores and online. It can be downloaded via iTunes now at https://smarturl.it/fitzdream. To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Lucky Diaz And The Family Jam Band To Release New Album Next Month

Courtesy:  Rainy Day Dimes Music

Courtesy: Rainy Day Dimes Music

Family entertainers Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band will release their new album next month.

Aqui Alla will be released nationally on Tuesday, May 5th via Rainy Day Dimes Music. The band’s new album was recorded by 13-time Grammy award-winning producer Gilbert Velasquez in Los Angeles. It was produced by Al Sgro (Meiko, Fitz and the Tantrums, Sara Bareilles). Diaz and company feature welcome well-known Tejano names Flaco Jiminez, Grammy-nominated Ruben Ramos (Los Super Seven) and Grammy award winner David Lee Garza.

Aqui Alla celebrates the Latino culture as part of the whole American culture. Diaz explained in a recent interview. “This is my family’s story of the American dream. My parents were immigrant farm workers who marched alongside César Chavez in the 1970s. Believing in the farm workers’ motto of “Si Se Puede,” (“Yes, one can” or, roughly, “Yes, it can be done”), my family yearned for freedom, equality and the hope of a better tomorrow. Today, I’m living that dream. I’m really from here and there, and I have found this feeling shared by many other second generation Mexican Americans.”

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Fitz And The Tantrums Perform New Single On ‘Ellen’

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Courtesy: BBGun Press

L.A.-based pop sensation Fitz & The Tantrums performed on The Ellen Show this week.  The group performed its new single, ‘The Walker’ on Degeneres’ talk show as part of her birthday show.  The performance can be viewed online now at http://cdnapi.kaltura.com/index.php/extwidget/openGraph/wid/0_1imrwh3t.  ‘The Walker’ is taken from the group’s new Elektra Records release, More Than A Dream.

To add to the honor of performing for Ellen’s birthday show, the group’s new single was also hand-picked for the trailer for Ellen’s new Oscars trailer. Degeneres is scheduled to host the 2014 Oscars.  The trailer can be viewed online now at http://www.oscars.org/herewego/.  More information on Fitz and the Tantrums is available online now at http://www.facebook.com/fitzandthetantrums and http://fitzandthetantrums.com.

More information on The Ellen Degeneres Show is available online at http://www.facebook.com/ellentv, http://www.ellentv.com, and http://twitter.com/theellenshow.

More information on The Oscars is available online at http://www.facebook.com/TheOscars2014 and http://twitter.com/OscarCeremony.

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