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Rachel Taylor Brown, Brothers Young and Michael the Blind


Mississippi Studios North
Fri., July 29, 9 p.m. 2011 21+


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If you came for sweetness, keep your receipt. Despite the cuddly title that adorns its cover, World So Sweet isn't exactly an album composed of bubbly odes to all things sugary in this world. Then again, when it comes to the prolific Rachel Taylor Brown, we shouldn't be turning to our speakers and expecting happiness to come gushing out. On her fifth long-player, the local singer/songwriter throws caution to the wind and creates grand pop arrangements assisted by a loyal troupe of Portland musicians (Menomena's Danny Seim, Leigh Marble, and plenty more) that are neatly capped by her (mostly) dour pen. A few musicians on loan is commonplace, but what is unique to World So Sweet is opening track "Intro (Sweetness on Earth)," which quickly develops from rattling ambient clutter to a bombastic rumble of 50 (yes, 50) pianos and a heavenly chorus of voices. With moments like that, who needs happiness? EZRA ACE CARAEFF

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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  • Fri., July 29, 9 p.m. 2011