Mimicking Birds

Mimicking Birds' self-titled debut strikes a balance between dynamic, sprightly melodies and hushed, languid folk lullabies. Though it was recorded in fellow Portlander and Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock's home studio and released by his record label Glacial Pace in March, the Portland trio's penchant for plucked strings and ethereal, breathy harmonies have more in common with Ugly Casanova and Northwest folk bands like Horse Feathers and the Fleet Foxes. Mimicking Birds has also been inexplicably compared to Bright Eyes, but frontman Nate Lacy's vocals are far more approachable than Conor Oberst's pathesis-saturated utterances. With Lemolo, Wayfinders. SARA BRICKNER

Sun., June 27, 8 p.m., 2010

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