Lilac Shadows, Jenny Besetzt, Oulipo | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week

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Lilac Shadows, Jenny Besetzt, Oulipo

When: Thu., May 17, 10 p.m. 2012

It's not just Lilac Shadows' name that evokes a plush mattress brand; their music swooshes and swirls in sweeping psychedelic shapes, too. Guitars ripple outward past regal keyboard plumes with a sleepy grace that recalls The Moody Blues, especially on tracks like "What Dreams." It's one of four songs off the new EP, A Shallow Madness. The arrangements ebb and flow between dramatic dynamic shifts and slow-burn conflagrations; beneath the sonic finery is a sturdy rhythmic pulse that drives harder than Bruce Willis dies. Greensboro quintet Jenny Besetzt are dreamier, suggesting the coastal sunset shimmer of Beach House, only weirder. Also, the spastic dynamics of Oulipo open. —Chris Parker

Price: Free

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