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7th and Madison CD release show The Triple Nickel Tavern, 26 S. Wahsatch Ave., 477-9555 Friday, April 20, 8 p.m. No cover.

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The Boxsleeves 7th and Madison CD release show The Triple Nickel Tavern, 26 S. Wahsatch Ave., 477-9555 Friday, April 20, 8 p.m. No cover.

With just one year behind them, The Boxsleeves are already releasing their first disc.

Great.

But why should we care?

"We're original," Matt Freeman says, with no time for a second thought. "We're not trying to be like anybody else. Everyone is themselves. We dress the way we want to dress, we sing the way we want to sing."

Tagged with a '50s-inspired name, The Boxsleeves Kevin Chavez, Jon Saultz and cousins Matt and Jesse Freeman play a combination of metal, rock and punk.

The result: psychobilly.

Yes, this, too, is a genre of music, a fast and dark one stirred by horror flicks of the era The Boxsleeves hope to recall.

For now, though, they're just a local baby taking giant steps. Their first self-produced CD, 7th and Madison, will be released this month. Freeman says it's a very "true" album; the band members came up with songs that could serve as reflections of their lives.

Dealing with becoming an open book for the audiences? That's the next hurdle for The Boxsleeves.

"You're in a vulnerable spot," Freeman says. "You're playing what you wrote, created from nothing. And whether the audience heard it, you said it."

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