Midday Veil

Midday Veil may chuckle at Greg Anderson's overused "it's the journey, not the destination" quote, but that's the heart of one of Seattle's finest psych-pop purveyors. The band knows exactly what stratospheric heights they want to take their songs to, but aren't about to take any shortcuts to get there. Drawing from the milky, lysergic-drenched side of shoegaze and the resin-coated, fuzzed-up freakouts of harder-edged psychedelia, Midday Veil builds layer upon soggy layer atop each other to create aural landscapes that are meant to be studied and explored by foot rather than by a snapshot from a passing car. Add tons of colorful, tracer-enhancing projections atop the band (as they do in their live show) and Midday Veil are capable of producing some beautiful hallucinations for even the most stone-sober listener. With Barbara Manning, Can You Imagine. GREGORY FRANKLIN

Fri., Dec. 3, 10 p.m., 2010

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