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Pacific Mean Time, The My Oh Mys and Young Vienna

Recommended

Alhambra Theatre (map) Southeast
Fri., June 6, 9 p.m. 2014 21+

free

Portland band Little Beirut traded in their gloss-pop chips to become Pacific Mean Time, a new outfit-in-name whose self-titled debut album is equally as shiny and radio-friendly as the three Little Beirut albums that preceded it. Perhaps, though, Pacific Mean Time are opting for something a little more brooding this time around, as the album's 10 tracks ruminate over their melancholy melodies rather than crack them out of the park. What does come through, in Pacific Mean Time's deliberate, careful production and vocalist Hamilton Sims' bedroom-mellow vocals, are sound songwriting instincts, perhaps in spite of all the careful sonic polish that surrounds them. To be sure, this is lush, expensive-sounding soft rock for fans of the Postal Service and Coldplay, but Pacific Mean Time's careful attention to craft pays off on tracks like "How to Cheat Death" and "Bo Derek." NED LANNAMANN

Alhambra Theatre

4811 SE Hawthorne, Portland, Oregon 97215
http://alhambrapdx.com

Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., June 6, 9 p.m. 2014