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Lemonade and Le1f

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Bunk Bar (map) Southeast
Thu., June 14, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

$10

In just a couple of short years, the soft, panacean sounds of chillwave have given way to something more brittle and MIDI'fied. Brooklyn trio Lemonade have tapped into that sometimes irritating-to-listen-to zeitgeist with Diver, their second album and one that offsets truly ghastly, cheesy synth tones with sugar-sweet songwriting. The result is something that echoes the tinny, harsh production of early-'90s mainstream pop—music, in other words, that most people would prefer to forget. Lemonade manages a few compelling, pretty moments within their rigid, swingless structure (particularly the Bobby Brown-cribbing album closer "Softkiss"), but most of the record remains surprisingly anonymous-sounding and whitebread. Not that it'll keep the band from amassing a huge following of fans who were just being born when this music was on the radio the first time around. NED LANNAMANN

Bunk Bar

1028 SE Water Ave., Portland, OR 97214
503-894-9708
Hours: Sun-Tues 11 am-10 pm, Wed-Thurs 11 am-12 am, Fri-Sat 11 am-1 am
http://bunkbar.com

Venue Hours
  • Sun-Tues 11 am-10 pm, Wed-Thurs 11 am-12 am, Fri-Sat 11 am-1 am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., June 14, 9 p.m. 2012
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