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Nice Nice, White Rainbow, USF and Big Spider's Back

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Holocene (map) Southeast
Thu., Aug. 18, 8:30 p.m. 2011 21+

Eliza Sohn
$5

The Spray, album number two from Seattle electronic duo USF—abbreviating their Universal Studios Florida moniker—won't be out until October on the Circle into Square label, but taster track "Close Your Eyes" is a dizzy sugar rush of cheerful synths and whirligig percussion. Like its found-footage video, it evokes the day-glo familiarity of '80s kitsch and filters it through a prism of information-age sensory overload. USF collaborates with labelmate (and former fellow Seattleite) Big Spider's Back—AKA one Yair Rubinstein—on "Brigitte Bombay," a soothing, gently percolating highlight from BSB's latest full-length, Memory Man. Both acts climb aboard a bill that also features two of Portland's own sonic travelers: White Rainbow, whose wide-ranging electronic output ranges from hard-art epics to infatuating dance beats, and Nice Nice, whose digital finery is supplemented with heavy guitar and drums—and who may have something new up their sleeve since the release of Extra Wow in April of last year. NED LANNAMANN

Holocene

1001 SE Morrison, Portland, OR 97214
239-7639
Hours: Wed-Thu 8pm-2:30am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 8pm-2:30am, Sun-Tue see calendar
http://holocene.org/

Venue Hours
  • Wed-Thu 8pm-2:30am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 8pm-2:30am, Sun-Tue see calendar
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., Aug. 18, 8:30 p.m. 2011
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