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Eidolons, Animal Eyes and Talkative


Mississippi Studios (map) North
Wed., July 30, 9 p.m. 2014 21+

Cara Robbins

The shift from tension to resolution characterizes virtually every piece of music you've ever listened to, but Portland band Eidolons are more upfront about that shift than most guitar-wielding indie-rock bands. The group releases two EPs tonight in place of the expected full-length, and the band spikes some very pleasing sounds with large swaths of dissonance, subverting your ears' expectations with surprising twists and turns. The result is a record—excuse me, pair of records that sound more interesting and involving each time you listen. In fact, one could argue that Eidolons' method of splitting their 13 new tunes over two releases is an extension of the tension-vs.-release thesis. The Big Yellow Shirt collects the wirier, rockier songs, echoing Pavement, Television, and the Fall, while Hard Hang in a Deep Country is twangier and looser, ornamented with syrup-sweet pedal steel guitar. But Eidolons is no two-trick pony; these EPs evidence an aptitude for uncovering new songwriting territory as well as a sound that's unlike any other band in town. NED LANNAMANN

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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