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Veruca Salt and The Echo Friendly


Mississippi Studios (map) North
Sun., June 22, 9 p.m. 2014 21+

Mississsippi Studios

In most circumstances, the salvaged bounty from a breakup ranges from an ex's prized possessions (best-case scenario) to an itchy sexually transmitted disease (worst-case scenario). But seldom does any real fulfillment come from such a split—unless you are Jake Rabinbach and Shannon Esper, who molded the Echo Friendly from the fiery ashes of their failed union. The ex-couples-to-duos path is well trod—from Quasi to the candy-striped footsteps of the White Stripes—but this Brooklyn/Memphis pair wastes little time on their astonishingly polished debut album, Love Panic. With lyrics that read like stolen diary entries and breathy, intertwined vocals that recall the heyday of Kim and Thurston (speaking of exes), the Echo Friendly might be lousy at love, but that sounds just fine to us. EZRA ACE CARAEFF

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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  • Sun., June 22, 9 p.m. 2014
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