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Event Archive - Beige, Books & Branches, With Guests

Wed. April 29th 2009 Railway Club (No Minors)
Experimental Canadian gothic 4-piece Books and Branches weaves stories of the North with warm musical textures and an idiosyncratic artistry. Fresh from recording the forthcoming full-length Caribou Whispers at the Hive, Colin MacLaine describes his poetic, nuanced, and deeply human music not as songs, but more like postcards you intended to send but you ended up making them into art instead cause you were too lazy to walk down to the drugstore and buy a stamp.

The beige is a Vancouver-based quintet known for richly layered songs and instrumentals "heavy on the ambient atmosphere." Its debut cd 01, independently released in 2006, was called a record of rare beauty that fuses popular and experimental forms into a coherent whole" by Americana UK. The beiges live shows feature broad strokes of improvisation, weaving together off-kilter pop and jazz, narrative and groove, minimalist and maximalist. The new album, El ngel Exterminador, will be released this spring. The beige complements most interiors.


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understated, atmospheric, wry, jazzy with off-kilter pop leanings, but sometimes not. some beige pieces have words, others don’t. the beige complement most interiors. "The Beige's wonderfully designed CD is home to a collection of textured, rootsy folk-pop music heavy on the ambient atmosphere...a brilliant level of depth to the recording...... more info
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