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Modern English, Underpass, Lunch


Neumos (map) Capitol Hill
Wed., May 11, 8 p.m. 2016 21+


While they may be best known for their new-wave pop hit “I Melt with You,” 1980s UK post-punk legends Modern English weren’t always so radio-ready. In 1981, only a year before their brief commercial success, the considerably darker and more experimental Mesh & Lace LP was released alongside other classics from Bauhaus and the Birthday Party in the 4AD label’s early days. With delay-ridden spoken-word vocals, buzzing synths, and samples of birds chirping, Modern English created one of the most cohesively creepy post-punk albums ever. From the anthemic synth takeover of “Gathering Dust,” to the spooky danceability of “Swans on Glass,” and the icy, slow-burning punk of “Home,” Mesh & Lace remains one of the greatest artifacts of an era of wildly inventive post punk, and this #rare chance to see it performed live should not be missed. BRITTNIE FULLER

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925 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
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  • Wed., May 11, 8 p.m. 2016
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