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Ghost Animal, Grave Babies, Nightmare Fortress, ASSS 

When: Sat., June 16, 9 p.m. 2012
Last year, Ghost Animal was featured in the Pacific Northwest edition of an online video series sponsored by JanSport (of backpack fame) called Practice Space, which showcases hip bands in their alleged elements. Ghost Animal's segment was filmed (by Lance Bangs!) in their studio at Reed College, with Marisa Rowland and Michael Avishay discussing the literary and sonic influences of their fledgling efforts. They strike me as an interesting choice to represent the PNW, not yet having released an album, but they make a strong impression with an aesthetic swerve and a setlist that includes ballsy covers of New Order and Black Tambourine. Their promising start has evolved into an intriguing project, marked by Avishay's articulate guitar reverberations, Rowland's unflinching percussion, and an eerie, twin-pronged vocal approach heard on their latest track, "Dreaming of Love and Death Part I," a frenetic, pulsing exultation of a song. MARANDA BISH

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