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For The Austin Lounge Lizards, Weirdness Is A Virtue

NPR | May 5, 2013 7:24 a.m. | Updated: May 5, 2013 3 p.m.

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The Austin Lounge Lizards' new album is called Home and Deranged.

The Austin Lounge Lizards' new album is called Home and Deranged.

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For decades, the Austin Lounge Lizards have been trying to keep their Texas hometown weird. Armed with an alt-country sound and precise harmonies, the members have been spoofing politics, religion and romance for as long as most Austinites can remember. Now, they’re releasing their first studio album in seven years, Home and Deranged. Founding members Hank Card and Conrad Deisler spoke with NPR’s Kelly McEvers; click the audio link on this page to hear their conversation.

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