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The Wood Brothers' new LP, suggestively titled One Drop of Truth¸ starts its program with a simple acoustic guitar bounce, a bluesy, sundance-in-the-field filigree draped in the Brothers' characteristically pristine lo-fi varnish, which suddenly turns a little dark. The levee in Shreveport does what it's supposed to, sings Oliver Wood, until it doesn't. "Nothin's ever for certain," the chorus rings, "'til the levee breaks down/And the river/The river takes the town."

Oliver's lyrics were penned before the series of real-life floods this year really took a few towns. The song is probably less about floods and failing levees than it is about the casually cruel consequences of certainty. And this, maybe, is a time when chasing certainty about anything is an obstacle course without a trophy at the finish line.

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