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Preview Sun Oct 27 2013
Au Revoir Simone has grown magnificently in the span of their first four albums. Initially, the three piece dream pop outfit from Brooklyn had a soft and twinkling aura to their music. They invoked a charming innocence when performing their uplifting sound, even when they were giving us a "Sad Song". Now, that twinkling is a bright flashing light. The sound is fuller, loftier, and more seductive. Instead of meekly taking over a room, they engulf it with an incredible confidence. Au Revoir Simone will be headlining a show at Lincoln Hall in support if their latest album, Move in Spectrums, which truly plays like a lost New Wave gem infused with a dreamy glow that can only emanate from their keyboards and synths. Plus, with a name straight out of a Tim Burton movie and accolades from David Lynch, how could you not love this group.
Joining them will be local Chicago band City States, a self-described art-pop band consisting of Steve Lund and Joel Ebner. Their musical repertoire jumps from minimalistic and beautifully eerie like "It's Nothing" to the more pop centered "Evened Out". It's easy to hear the influence of the Brian Eno-era Talking Heads along with a modern note of Radiohead in all of their songs. However, as much as their influences play on their sound, City States creates a mood all their own. Their 5-track EP Resolution captures the band at their best.
This perfect pairing of electronically centered bands will be performing a 21+ show at Lincoln Hall, Monday the 28th. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door.