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The Picture and the Frame are three grown up kids from the sticks, weaned on 90s alternative and college radio, then transplanted to Los Angeles to chase their flannel-shirted dreams. This earnest east-side indie outfit can't quite shake their hayseed roots. Their sound straddles the folksy yearning of Lucinda Williams and the raw energy of the Black Keys, if Lu and Dan were hanging out with "Exile in Guyville"-era Liz Phair. Favorable comparisons have also been drawn with Sharon Van Etten and Natalie Merchant. This little band has had an auspicious start, with their debut EP, "Sounds Like Sex," recorded at the legendary Village Studios, and their song, "Cash Crop," placed on Fox's "Raising Hope." They are currently finishing a full-length album with Local Natives' producer, Raymond Richards. [+]