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The dB’s, ‘Falling off the Sky’
Credit the reunion of The dB’s, a special group that split up during the Reagan administration, to the long friendship of Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey. Not that the duo punched out “Falling off the Sky” after a few post-brunch jams. For years, fans of the cult band have known that the original four — Holsapple, Stamey, bassist Will Rigby, and drummer Gene Holder — were recording. The good news: Far from sounding labored, “Falling” evokes the band's best work without sounding dated.