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Superhumanoids, James Supercave and Hands In

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Mississippi Studios (map) North
Tue., Jan. 21, 9 p.m. 2014 21+

Mississsippi Studios
$10-12

The music of Superhumanoids is pretty. Period. It's plush and polished and airy, a carefully constructed amalgam of dream pop, electronic rhythms, and the kind of lightweight R&B currently en vogue across the indie/internet-sphere. The Los Angeles trio's debut album, 2013's Exhibitionists, is quite listenable, which is a good thing, except that I just streamed it for an hour or so and I can't hum a single tune I heard. Which is not so good. You see, there is a fine line between precious and forgettable, and Superhumanoids flirt with the wrong side of it too often. One exception is a cover of Nine Inch Nails' "March of the Pigs" on the band's Soundcloud page that turns the original inside-out, stripping it of its industrial thrash and replacing Reznor's rage with synth-soul cooing. It works beautifully. BEN SALMON

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227
288-3895
http://www.mississippistudios.com/

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  • Tue., Jan. 21, 9 p.m. 2014