CARTELs music is big: beefy hooks, a ringing voice in group leader Will Pugh, and an ambition to become one of the countrys best emo bands. Thanks to its workaholic ethic, the bands fizzy lead single Honestly has become an MTV favorite. Its second album, Chroma, nestled on the national charts nearly a year after its fall 2005 release. The best way to hear Cartel, however, is live, where Pughs generous, melodic voice shines brightest.
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