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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tonight in Music: Nurses, Old Growth, Yeah Great Fine

Posted by Ezra Ace Caraeff on Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 1:21 PM


NURSES, AU, WET WOOL, DJ JEFFREY JERUSALEM
(Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) Read our article on Nurses.


OLD GROWTH, COMPANY, DJ ROD MEYER
(East End, 203 SE Grand) Read our article on Old Growth.


YEAH GREAT FINE, JARED MEES & THE GROWN CHILDREN, DECADES
(Kenton Club, 2025 N Kilpatrick) There is a battle at the very core of Yeah Great Fine. First, you have the band's rigid backbone of technically precise arrangements that gleefully bangs its head upon the math rock of the similar Don Caballero (circa their untouchable original lineup). Then you have Yeah Great Fine the pop band, capped by their hook-laden choruses and the airy voice of frontman Jake Hershman. This delicate tightwire act is highlighted on their brand-new four-song 7-inch, Circadian. Neither direction claims victory in the end (despite the staccato rhythms of "It's All I Want," which nearly tilts things in favor of Team Math Rock), as YGF have found a way to harvest the bounties of two separate and distinct sounds and create something entirely their own. EZRA ACE CARAEFF

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