Wintersleep, An Horse

Friday, March 27

A loving mesh of Paul Murphy’s wise, husky voice, several layers of earnest guitar work and poignant, introspective lyrics, Canadian band Wintersleep makes music of the sort that swells in films just as the underdog triumphs over a more formidable adversary. Brisbane, Australia’s An Horse opens as the requisite they-came-from-nowhere band, though in reality they’ve been quietly strengthening their chops down under by opening for Death Cab and touring the US with Tegan and Sara – all before releasing a full-length album. Singer Kate Cooper’s vocals pay a reverent homage to Liz Phair, but An Horse’s happily haphazard concoction of tumbling drums, tambourines and sparse guitars produce a sound completely unique unto itself.

Fri., March 27, 7:30 p.m., 2009

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