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The Lower 48, Death Songs and Brothers Young

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The Secret Society (map) Northeast
Fri., July 6, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Secret Society
$7

Usually I'm quick to judge yearning, soft, pretty music as corny, but I'll make exceptions when music is as sincere and delicate as this. The young and vibrant, Minneapolis-born/Portland-based folk outfit the Lower 48 has been getting songs stuck in my head (and heart, as much as I hate to admit it) since last year's full-length release Where All Maps End. Highlights from the album include familiar acoustic instrumentation and polite vocals on songs like "Traveling Tune" that nod to Sufjan Stevens' early work, and enchanting pop melodies on "Into the Woods." I got a sneak peek of a very promising unreleased track "Rabbit Hole" that makes a departure from simple, sweet folk to more chamber-meets-psych (i.e., a more Portland sound). Take that, Midwest—they're ours now! ROCHELLE HUNTER

The Secret Society

116 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
503-493-3600
Hours: Fri-Sat 5pm-1am Sun-Thurs 5pm-12am
http://secretsociety.net

Venue Hours
  • Fri-Sat 5pm-1am Sun-Thurs 5pm-12am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., July 6, 9 p.m. 2012