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[CANCELLED] Modern English, The Crying Spell, Soft Kill


Neumos Capitol Hill
Tue., March 28, 8 p.m. 2017 21+


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[This event has been cancelled due to a medical emergency regarding the band. Fans will be able to receive a refund at point-of-purchase.]

UK new-wave/post-punk act Modern English may sometimes be unfairly cast as a “one-hit wonder,” but their discography went far deeper and weirder than “I Melt with You.” The band’s eighth studio album, Take Me to the Trees, combines the swooningly romantic new-wave jangle of “Melt” with the effects-heavy eeriness of their 1981 4AD debut, Mesh & Lace. While last year’s Mesh & Lace tour alienated the “Melt”-only squares with its visceral and dark post-punk atmospherics—and delighted the freaks—this time the material is considerably brighter, with post-punk riffs glossed in a heightened pop polish. Although it feels comparatively tame against the chaotic desolation of the 36-year-old Mesh, that record was also more bleak and pessimistic than most of the darkest Joy Division. Trees sees the band thriving in its maturity, and live it should translate to an effects-laden, shimmering post-punk/pop treat. BRITTNIE FULLER


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  • Tue., March 28, 8 p.m. 2017