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Audio: Throes & The Shine 'Rockuduro' [LP Stream]

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Portugal via Angola kuduristas The Shine get some MIDI/guitar/drum backing from Porto-based group Throes for their joint album Rockuduro. During its shining moments, the 9-track kuduro/rock combo showcases a captivating cross-pollination of genres. Watch the previously featured music video for "Batida" above and stream the whole LP below, available now via Lovers & Lollypops.

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