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Slow Dancer, Soccer Mommy, Petal


Doug Fir Lounge Southeast
Wed., Oct. 4, 8 p.m. 2017 21+


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With 2015’s Shame, Scranton, Pennsylvania, band Petal—which is more or less a solo vehicle for singer/songwriter Kiley Lotz—established itself as one of indie rock’s most versatile players. Songs like the jarringly vulnerable “Camera Lens” and its emotional counterpart “Photobooth” evoke Red House Painters’ more succinct work, while mega-sing-a-longs “Tommy” and “Heaven” bring to mind the chronically stoned, candy-coated melancholia of Velocity Girl and the Lemonheads. With the project’s new, super stripped-down EP Comfort, Lotz proves that she isn’t merely the sum of her influences. On the title track, she sings about mental illness with a compassion and clarity that so many of her peers (and predecessors) lack. Sandwiched between two original compositions is a spellbinding, piano-based cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Silver Springs,” which wouldn’t sound out of place on Joni Mitchell’s Blue. Petal’s spunkier work is great, but more than any previous release, Comfort is a testament to the sheer strength of Lotz’s songwriting and musicianship. MORGAN TROPER

Doug Fir Lounge

830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Daily 7 am-2:30am

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  • Daily 7 am-2:30am
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This event is in the past.
  • Wed., Oct. 4, 8 p.m. 2017