Night Beds, Indians, Cat Martino | Empty Bottle | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader
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Night Beds, Indians, Cat Martino 

When: Sat., March 2, 10 p.m. 2013
Price: $10
Singer-songwriters with a knack for creating intricately complicated melodies tend to give them correspondingly baroque arrangements, piling on strings and glockenspiel and whatever else Jon Brion has lying around the studio. So it’s interesting to hear Soren Lokke Juul—a composer whose work can match the oeuvre of any Harry Nilsson devotee in terms of complexity—go as boldly minimalist as he does on his recent full-length debut as Indians, Something Else (4AD). The Copenhagen resident’s tunes are lush, but for the most part the instrumentation behind his high, clear tenor (which he frequently deploys in falsetto) is limited to a few keyboards at a time, each plucking out the most skeletal suggestion of a melody. This sparseness gives even the album’s sweetest pop moments an undercurrent of satisfying Scandinavian melancholy. —Miles Raymer Night Beds headline; Indians and Cat Martino open.

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