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Preview Thu Sep 27 2012

Preview: Dry The River @ Schubas 9/28

You might have heard glimpses of Dry The River's songs when their music career first began, a fledgling group situated across the pond in the UK as they formed their first album release. Or, you might have seen them this year, either at The Metro with Alabama Shakes during a Lollapalooza pre-show, or at the fest itself. You might have taken a listen to the group's stunning full-length release Shallow Bed. Whatever way they caught your attention, Dry The River's tunes are drifting across European waters and into our American airwaves at a rapid pace, permeating the airspace and floating their melodies and lyrics into our minds as they gain a larger fan base around the world.

Dry The River's music is zealous and impassioned, and makes you wish you were in a small British pub, crowded together and singing at the top of your lungs. It also could be the soundtrack to a morning walk on an overcast day, refreshing and thought-provoking. Frontman Peter Liddle's voice ranges from a deep croon, to a nearly falsetto pitch that is reminiscent of The Antlers frontman Peter Silberman. Their vocals present listeners with a beautiful archive of Dry The River's work as time passes, and their music becomes further substantive and developed with each release.

Their initial EP was produced by acclaimed producer Peter Katis, who has worked with talented groups The National and Interpol, to name just a few. Shallow Bed reads both lyrically and instrumentally as an introspective diary, presenting listeners with a look into their personal and heartbreaking world. The group's harmonies are juxtaposed perfectly against the lilting string accompaniment during their slow-tempo numbers, while their sentiment is forceful and moving during their powerful ballads. This is why Schubas is the perfect place to watch Dry The River put on a lively show: the cozy venue fulfills the concept of those intimate spaces that Dry The River's music adapts best to, and you can see Dry The River here this Friday evening. Take a listen to "No Rest" below - they've been compared to Mumford & Sons, Noah & The Whale, and other European folk groups that have taken our music scene by storm, but they have a distinct sound that is unlike those that they are categorized with.

Dry The River's show at Schubas begins at 10pm, with ticket prices $10 in advance, and $12 at the door. It is 18+, and includes opener Fort Frances. Schubas is located at 3159 N. Southport, (773)525-2508. This show is sold out.

 

Rachel / September 28, 2012 5:48 PM

I adore Dry The River. They've been a favorite of mine ever since I saw them live. I actually will be attending another one of their performances in Minneapolis on the 29th at the Triple Rock Social Club! Should be spectacular :)

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How to Make the Most of Your Lollapalooza Weekend

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