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WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7 — The LA-based duo land their spacecraft somewhere between celestial, pastel pop and the ambient sounds of ‘80s new wave. “Feel Alright” opens with gothic overtones enhanced by drone synthesizers and melancholic chords that trigger ears privy to Echo and the Bunnymen and Black Marble.
The pulse of the 808 drums heighten and frontwoman Jane Spencer’s soft, clement vocals fade in, revealing a desire for mutuality in an often disparate and erratic world. Later joined by bandmate Brian Spencer, the hypnotic track cycles through harmonies and tame objections of monotony, emulating the ambivalent present. “Feel Alright” returns at an inconclusive state with “what would I do without you?” being the lead chant.
The soprano vocals against the heavy, whirring mechanical sounds hint to an anticipated, yet slow parting of clouds followed by an electrical current that transfers the two free bodies back to their home planet.
The band is slated to play Friday at Mac’s Bar in Lansing, the hometown of Brain Spencer. Openers include Mikeyy Austin and Krissy Booth.
FINKEL @ Mac’s Bar
Friday, Aug. 8, 8 PM
2700 E. Michigan Ave.
$8 adv./$12 door