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The Lonely Forest, Themes, The Hague 

When: Wed., Oct. 5, 9 p.m. 2011
Price: $8
It makes sense that Chris Walla produced the Lonely Forest's latest album, Arrows, and released it on his Trans imprint: the Anacortes, Washington, quartet shares many qualities with Walla's day-job band, Death Cab for Cutie—the most obvious of which is a sunny disposition that peeks, sometimes inadvertently, through the furrowed-brow angst of their rumpled guitar pop. There's also a heap of John Roderick's Long Winterisms in the voice of Lonely Forest frontman John Van Deusen, which leaves one hard-pressed to determine exactly what it is that the Lonely Forest is doing differently from their fellow Pacific Northwestern rock brethren. The real answer is: not very much, although the group has fully hit their stride with Arrows (part of which was recorded here in Portland), an unsurprising but fully satisfying record that fills the empty pastures the Band of Horses left behind. NED LANNAMANN

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