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Helvetia, Clarke & the Himselfs and Paleo


The Liquor Store Southeast
Tue., Dec. 29, 9 p.m. 2015 21+

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Clarke Howell is a singular cavalcade, a one-man parade of infectious, deliciously doomy songs. The Boise-based artist—who performs as Clarke and the Himselfs—has just come out with his first full-length LP, The Well Rounded Clarke and the Himselfs, a catchy anthology of new songs and reimagined tunes from cassette releases, including high points "Suicide Girl" and "Toxic World." Recorded at Portland's Fluff and Gravy studio, the album finds its cohesion in straightforward, no-frills mixes, allowing simple instrumental accents and Howell's distinctive voice to shine. His vocal trill effect creates an interesting vibe in his creamy and confident baritone, reminiscent of what the National's Matt Berninger might sound like if he were lead singer of Built to Spill. Howell's songs do not take themselves too seriously, taking severed relationships and the mire of the world, then applying them to beachy anthems that will stick in your head long after they've ended. JENI WREN STOTTRUP

The Liquor Store

3341 SE Belmont, Portland, Oregon 97214
Hours: Daily 4pm-2:30am

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  • Tue., Dec. 29, 9 p.m. 2015