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For some of us, Spokane band Normal Babies doesn’t just play quirky rock music, they conjure up a bygone time and place: of untied shoes, scribbled-on binders, hand-me-down cars. The band makes a slacked-off lo-fi sound filled with sass and backtalk, drawing inspiration equally from bands like Pavement and the Kinks. It's the kind of stuff you wish someone could have given you on a mixtape back when you were a kid.