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Lovers, Tender Forever and Night Cadet


Mississippi Studios (map) North
Sat., Sept. 21, 9 p.m. 2013 21+

Mississsippi Studios

For their seventh studio album, Portland sound-collage trio Lovers wrangle sharply crafted songs that ebb from the group's more ardently danceable material. Ensconced in lush clouds of sound via soft synth manipulations and bright harmonies, Lovers—songwriter Carolyn Berk, producer/sound artist Kerby Ferris, and producer/percussionist Emily Kingan—take a cautious, though no less engaging, electro-pop turn on A Friend in the World. Songs like "The Modern Art Museum of the Modern Kiss Goodbye" sail on Berk's cerebral lyrics and Lovers' neo-disco groove, articulating fissures in modern romance as well as emphasizing the group's oft-cited feminist politics and sexual undertones. It's an understated, trance-like vignette of bouncy rhythms, and it ought to be received with open arms at tonight's record release. RYAN J. PRADO

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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  • Sat., Sept. 21, 9 p.m. 2013
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