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When: Wed., May 28, 9 p.m. 2014
Price: $10-12
The gorgeously ornamented songs of Jason Quever have littered six fine Papercuts albums to date, and the newest one, Life Among the Savages, marks the San Francisco musician's transition to the newly established Easy Sound label. Beyond that, the differences between the new album and older Papercuts might be hard to pinpoint—which is absolutely fine, as Quever's brand of breathy, candlelit pop is still stop-in-your-tracks good. "New Body" and "Staring at the Bright Lights," in particular, are lovely spine-tinglers. Quever & Co. will be joined by EDJ—AKA Eric D. Johnson, who also made the leap from Sub Pop to Easy Sound in the wake of putting his longtime band Fruit Bats on ice. EDJ's first song released under his new solo moniker, the great "Lose It All, All the Time," marks a turn for Johnson's songwriting toward the melancholy, perhaps, but its kaleidoscopically keening backdrop and tumbling drum fills suggest a broader sonic scope in store for the upcoming EDJ album, due out in August. NED LANNAMANN

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