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Bike Thief, De La Warr and Rare Monk


Doug Fir (map) Southeast
Wed., June 5, 9 p.m. 2013 21+

Doug Fir

On Facebook, Bike Thief say they "officially formed" in January of this year, a claim that gives the enchanting impression that their debut release, the six-song Ghost of Providence, sprang forth spontaneously on January 1, a sonic New Year's miracle. Of course, music this good doesn't arise out of nowhere, or even in a hurry. With its five members and dozen auxiliary contributors, Bike Thief are no lo-fi garage band. The diversity of instruments and the eerie harmonies suggest the swelling chamber pop of more recent Loch Lomond albums. But there is something extra special and exciting here, because this is a first record, one that hints at any number of avenues for a follow-up: It could be an esoteric concept album, a noise rock opus, a folk opera. Ghost of Providence contains elements of all these things. In particular, the title tracks (pts. 1 and 2) hint at a darkness that could be taken to sinister depths. REBECCA WILSON

Doug Fir

830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Daily 7 am-2:30am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 7 am-2:30am
Event Times
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  • Wed., June 5, 9 p.m. 2013
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