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In 1981, when the Church unveiled “The Blurred Crusade” on its already adoring Australian public, the record was deemed by the powers that be “unworthy” of a U.S. release. Today, 35 years later, most of the world knows that “The Blurred Crusade” is a seminal work of alternative psychedelia, an album that helped pave the way for the gauzy and spacious guitar-based alt-rock…

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In 1981, when the Church unveiled “The Blurred Crusade” on its already adoring Australian public, the record was deemed by the powers that be “unworthy” of a U.S. release. Today, 35 years later, most of the world knows that “The Blurred Crusade” is a seminal work of alternative psychedelia, an album that helped pave the way for the gauzy and spacious guitar-based alt-rock…

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These days, one needn’t look too far to spot the influence of The Church. The group’s moody, atmospheric and deeply melodic melancholy is reflected in the contemporary alternative music landscape, everywhere from Tame Impala and Vinyl Williams to MGMT and Animal Collective, all bands indebted to the Church’s groundbreaking marriage of ‘60s psychedelia and the lush, hypnoti…

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Alternative rock icons the Church and the Psychedelic Furs have teamed for a co-headlining North American tour that will kick off with a show Aug. 8 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). The Church, known for the massive hit “Under the Milky Way,” but responsible for a staggering body of consistently excellent work in the psychedelic-alternative vein, is touring behind a ne…