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Electric Guest and Themes


Mississippi Studios (map) North
Sun., May 27, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Mississsippi Studios

Most first albums aren't produced by household names, but when you have the movie-star good looks and connections of Asa Taccone, I'm guessing it's easier to get Danger Mouse in the studio. Taccone fronts the buzzed-about Electric Guest, whose debut, Mondo, came out last month, though his best-known work so far was as the producer of the universally beloved "Dick in a Box." (Taccone's brother Jorma is part of the Lonely Island.) Mondo, an album of dance-friendly pop, is a pleasure to listen to, though it errs on the side of style; if this album were a dick in a box, you'd call it a shower, not a grower. Still, Taccone's vocals are soulful, each song has a hook, and Danger Mouse's glossy, commercial-ready production is easy on the ear canals. The undeniable catchiness of the first two singles, "This Head I Hold" and "Awake," makes them early contenders for most-played songs of summer 2012. REBECCA WILSON

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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