The Very Most
  • photo by Julia Green
  • The Very Most

Here's what we wrote in this week's paper about tonight's early (6 pm) show at Mississippi Pizza:

Start your weekend early with a 6 pm show at Mississippi Pizza, featuring two incredibly likeable bands from Boise, Idaho. The Very Most write the kind of Beach Boys-flecked perfect pop nuggets that soundtrack your happiest, summery-iest, most innocent dreams. "You're in Love with the Sun," from their new Summer EP, is based around a delightful descending and ascending electric piano figure, but instruments and voices are added one by one, turning something merely joyous into a damn near rhapsodic symphony. Fans of LAKE and Belle and Sebastian: You have a new crush. Meanwhile, A Seasonal Disguise operates under the long, crooked shadow of Neil Young, but the resultant music has a fractured pop sensibility, with gentle arrangements and frayed vocals providing a very precise perspective, with remarkable attention to detail and shading. Taken together, these two Idaho bands—alongside Portland stalwarts Planes Intersect, who are no strangers to perfect pop melodies themselves—make for an absolutely irresistible bill.
Sadly, the Very Most will not be appearing at Mississippi Pizza tonight. Their MySpace calendar says "NO VERY MOST!!!" But, fortunately A Seasonal Disguise and Planes Intersect will still be performing. This just means we'll be that much more excited when the Very Most DO roll through town again. Take a listen to a song from the Very Most's recent Summer EP:


The Very Most - "You're in Love with the Sun"

Planes Intersect and A Seasonal Disguise; Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N Mississippi, 6 pm