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With Putting Off Death, their first album in six years, veteran art-rock oddballs Cheer-Accident continue to confound

Drummer Thymme Jones has been pushing Chicago’s most unpredictable art-rock band, Cheer-­Accident, in unexpected directions for more than three decades. On Putting Off Death (Cuneiform)—the band’s first album in six years—Cheer-Accident both embrace and mock their prog-rock roots. Jones’s outfit has already explored gorgeously refined piano-driven melodies such as the one that animates album opener […]