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Tunng, Cheyenne Marie Mize Early Warnings (Music) Soundboard

When: Wed., Nov. 17, 9 p.m. 2010

The first three albums from London's Tunng were frequently saddled with the unfortunate "folktronica" tag, but the band's latest effort, And Then We Saw Land (Thrill Jockey), definitely doesn't deserve the term. The music lacks the darkness and melancholy of folk, I suspect due to the departure of cofounder Sam Genders since Tunng's previous record—it's much brighter and poppier than anything they've done before, with a greater emphasis on giddy English music-hall melodies. Former harmony singer Becky Jacobs now shares lead-vocal duties with the band's other founding member, Mike Lindsay, and though there's still plenty of banjo and fingerpicked acoustic guitar, those instruments no longer impart much of a rustic feel to the earnest unison singing—or to the songs' fussy froth of keyboards and electronics. Cheyenne Marie Mize opens. —Peter Margasak

Price: $12

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