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Wild Beasts and EMA

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Doug Fir (map) Southeast
Sun., Oct. 9, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

Doug Fir
$13-15

Wild Beasts seldom live up to their feral moniker; instead the British quartet creates resplendent sounds capped by the soaring and effeminate delivery of singer Hayden Thorpe. Released this summer, Smother masterfully balances the delicate with the dramatic and the band basks in their over-the-top textural sounds (without a visual component, you'd half expect Wild Beasts to be compiled of foppish waifs—they're not). We're 10 months deep into 2011 and I have yet to hear a better record than EMA's stunning debut, Past Life Martyred Saints. Unflinchingly raw and as dangerous as recordings come, Erika M. Anderson's songs are unruly little monsters of confessional noise and brutal truth. Showing up late for this show will not be tolerated. EZRA ACE CARAEFF

Doug Fir

830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
503-231-9663
Hours: Daily 7 am-2:30am
http://dougfirlounge.com/

Venue Hours
  • Daily 7 am-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sun., Oct. 9, 9 p.m. 2011