Candy Claws, Aras & the Volodkas, Brother George, Brutal Beatings | Serbian Cultural & Arts Center | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Candy Claws, Aras & the Volodkas, Brother George, Brutal Beatings Soundboard

When: Fri., July 16, 9 p.m. 2010

In a world where the Rentals' second record got the audience it deserved, a capsule description of this Colorado group—a duo plus six touring members—could simply say their music is like Seven More Minutes drenched in post-Animal Collective mushroom psych and be done with it, and people would just know that that was a great sound. But we don't live in that world, so I suppose I should add that the group's approach to synth-heavy pop finds the beating heart within their oscillators, that their boy-girl vocals summon a very specific kind of complicated bittersweet feeling without any noticeable effort, and that "Snowflake Eel Wish" (from last year's Indiecater LP In the Dream of the Sea Life) is the type of thing you'd put on a mix tape for someone hoping it would be the one song they'd really fall for. Candy Claws also plays on Saturday at the Empty Bottle. —Miles Raymer

Price: $8

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