Post Harbor

The shoegazing quintet Post Harbor is like Sunny Day Real Estate’s doting younger cousin – and in this city, that’s not a bad thing. A lot of us have been craving some good and moody post-rock since Sunny Day’s triumphant reunion show at the Paramount last year, and the songs on Post Harbor’s They Can’t Hurt You If You Don’t Believe In Them fit the description perfectly. It’s intensely visceral stuff. Melting vocals drift in and out among bleak, empathic guitar lines. At times, the songs drop to nothing but a fluid cello melody or some thin keyboard notes. The effect is almost gaspingly beautiful. It’s music that creeps up before crashing into you like cold waves on a seashore – in the same way that the best parts of SDRE’s self-titled “pink album” does. With Daniel G. Harmann and the Trouble Starts, the Soft Hills, the Oregon Donor. E. THOMPSON

Thu., Feb. 11, 7 p.m., 2010

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