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Metronomy, Newvillager and Copy

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Mississippi Studios (map) North
Thu., Oct. 13, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

Mississsippi Studios
$12

When Metronomy played Holocene in January 2009, it was a dance party and a half: The English group, with Joe Mount leading the pack, sprang through a lively set of electro-disco, packed full of rigid, new wave beats and squealy, futuristic synths. So it's slightly puzzling that Metronomy's latest, The English Riviera, is a taut but gentle soft-rock record, but its restraint allows Mount's songcraft to shine through. France's Phoenix is an easy reference point, and there are some ELO-ish hints as well, but there's also a similarity to the lovely, immaculate pop of Sunderland's Field Music (and its offspring, School of Language and the Week That Was)—particularly in Mount's carefully controlled vocals, which draw comparisons to the Brewis brothers. No, the crowd won't be bouncing off the walls this time around, but Metronomy will assuredly offer plenty of slow-swaying grooves—like the lilting "Trouble"—for you to get cozy. NED LANNAMANN

Mississippi Studios

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

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  • Thu., Oct. 13, 9 p.m. 2011