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Ganglians, Heavy Hawaii, Cuckoo Chaos and Plateaus

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Mississippi Studios (map) North
Fri., Aug. 12, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

Mississsippi Studios
$12

In the songs of Sacramento quartet Ganglians, you can hear a persistent tension between chipper '60s-pop naiveté and weirder, more unsettling undercurrents typically associated with psychedelia. They have satisfyingly balanced these impulses over three albums since 2009, including the new Still Living, which they recorded with Robby Moncrieff (notable for his work on Dirty Projectors' Bitte Orca). The reverb-haloed vocals add an endearing distancing effect to the 12 catchy, shaggy-headed tracks on Still Living. There's a blurrily distinct line leading from the Beach Boys to Animal Collective to Ganglians—well-scrubbed nature boys in love with buoyant melody and hazily crystalline tonalities—that bodes well for the latter's increasing popularity. DAVE SEGAL

Mississippi Studios

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

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