MOBIUS BAND plus MASON PROPER at the Pike Room

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2007
doors at 8PM, show at 9PM
tickets: $8 (buy tickets)

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Mobius Band has garnered high praise from the likes of Pitchfork and Entertainment Weekly, drawing positive comparisons to other bands who infuse electronic elements into their songwriting, such as The Postal Service and Broadcast. For Mobius Band, it is exciting but surreal to be considered members of the electronic indie pop "scene" when the songs on their debut LP, The Loving Sounds of Static, were written in the basement of their isolated split-level at the end of a long dirt road in Shutesbury, Massachusetts (population 1,800). Is it electro-pop fortified by expansive guitars and Noam Schatz 's hard-hitting live drums? Or is it rock augmented by striking electronic textures? Either way, this is the rare sort of music that aggressively cross-pollinates genre and idea into a seamless new model. With MASON PROPER: from a POPMATTERS review: "Let the music do the talking they say. And for Mason Proper, they are on the mark with the winding and engaging "A Chance Encounter" that sounds far more crafted and powerful than any band should sound with its opening track off its debut album. From there, "Miss Marylou Carreau" is a slow-building pop song that comes off as a cross between Sloan and Guided By Voices with an axe to grind. The album is never dull or boring, with the punchy, old-pop style of "100 Yrs". Meanwhile the short and sweet "Intimidation" has an angular, arty style to it a la Franz Ferdinand. From there Mason Proper do things quite properly on the infectious, punchy and winding "Mr. Charm" that oozes, well, charm. They can crank things up as they do with the edgier "Lights Off" with the same flare and substance as they polish off the melancholic, somber "Life's Cornucopia"." Tigercity opens.

 

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