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Lemuria, Our First Brains, Hemingway and Soft Skulls


Laughing Horse Books (map) Northeast
Fri., Aug. 30, 8:30 p.m. 2013 21+


Lemuria are playing in Portland. Lemuria are playing in Portland! It hasn't happened in three years and it probably won't happen again for a long time. The group hails from New York, although they have inescapable ties to this city due to a stellar split they released in 2006 with Ben Barnett's Kind of Like Spitting, titled Your Living Room's All Over Me. Seven years and countless releases later (although their side of the aforementioned split is still their best), Lemuria are considered lodestars of the scene and have carved out a reliable formula for themselves. I'm hesitant to describe the band's latest, The Distance Is So Big, as "mature"—because that's all-too-often an indirect way of saying something by a band known for rocking rocks less than its previous efforts—but I'm not sure what else I'd call it. And hey, I guess it does rock a little bit less than previous efforts, but the band makes up for it with an enhanced melodic sense and a newfound penchant for arrangement. MORGAN TROPER

Laughing Horse Books

12 NE 10th, Portland, OR

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